Local, Malaysia police nab 2 suspects in fraud probe
CNATAIPEI--Taiwanese and Malaysian law enforcement authorities working together broke up a fraud ring in Malaysia last week, arresting two Nigerian suspects who had been swindling a Taiwanese businessman over an extended period.
October 9, 2012, 12:26 am TWN
The businessman, identified only by his surname of Huang, reported to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) in early September that he had been conned by a fraud ring in Malaysia that had swindled him out of NT$19 million (US$648,000) between 2008 and 2011, the CIB said in a statement released yesterday.
Huang told the bureau that he became acquainted with a woman in Thailand in 2008 who called herself Taylor and told him she was willing to invest US$22 million in his company.
After revealing his need for capital injections, Huang remained in frequent touch with Taylor and her so-called “friends from the Malaysian diplomatic and banking sectors,” who managed to trick him into paying various “surcharges” over the four-year period.
CIB personnel went to Malaysia and, along with their Malaysian counterparts, arrested two Nigerian suspects Oct.4, the bureau said. They discovered that the members of the Taylor-headed fraud ring were mostly Nigerian nationals residing in Malaysia as students.