International Edition


April 26, 2017

Breaking News, World News and Taiwan News.
About Us
Contact Us

Cross-strait fraud operation busted by the Criminal Investigation Bureau

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- An ad hoc investigation panel headed by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) busted a Taipei-based cross-strait telecom fraud ring on June. 12, nabbing four suspects.

In a released statement, the CIB said that the investigation panel arrested four suspects from Taipei and New Taipei during the raid. The case is now being referred to the New Taipei District Prosecutors Office further investigation, the CIB said.

According to the CIB, the suspected mastermind of the operation, surnamed Lee (李), recruited mainland Chinese to work as telephone operators who would call potential victims in Taiwan.

The callers worked to trick their victims by establishing romantic relationships through false pretenses. After successfully tricking their victims, the callers would choose from a number of prefabricated stories to fool the victims into wiring money to them out of sympathy.

According to preliminary investigations, at least 16 victims have been cheated out of a total sum of more than NT$10 million.

Write a Comment
CAPTCHA Code Image
Type in image code
Change the code
 Receive our promos
 Respond to this email
Subscribe  |   Advertise  |   RSS Feed  |   About Us  |   Career  |   Contact Us
Sitemap  |   Top Stories  |   Taiwan  |   China  |   Business  |   Asia  |   World  |   Sports  |   Life  |   Arts & Leisure  |   Health  |   Editorial  |   Commentary
Travel  |   Movies  |   TV Listings  |   Classifieds  |   Bookstore  |   Getting Around  |   Weather  |   Guide Post  |   Student Post  |   Terms of Use  |   Sitemap
  chinapost search