Police arrest fraud ring that used fake mainland accents
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- A Taiwan based five-man fraud ring, including a main suspect surnamed Tsai, was arrested for allegedly faking Chinese accents in phone scams targeting mainland Chinese in Taiwan, the Tainan City Police Department (TCPD) said yesterday.
January 15, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
According to the police, Tsai asked his team to call the victims in the morning and to take classes absorbing others' experiences in the evening. The fraudulent group had MP3 files to train their members to speak in different Chinese accents, the police said, adding that if a member could not catch up with the learning program, that person would have to transcribe the MP3 text 10 times.
Before the ring members were arrested, they settled in a three-story building next to a temple to pray for good fortune, said the police. Some of the suspects even adopted orphans to ease their sense of guiltiness, they added.
The ring has reaping over 10 million Chinese yuan (around NT$47 million) from more than 40 mainlanders, the police said.