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Indonesia arrests dozens of Chinese over online scam

Nov 26, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Indonesian police say they conducted a half dozen raids on Monday evening in the capital Jakarta and Malang city, arresting 85 Chinese nationals and 6 Indonesians

Taiwan asks Hong Kong, China to help fight $30 million online love scams

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Fighting this new type of cross-border fraud will require the cooperation of all 3 administrations, and sits in contrast to mounting recent tensions over Beijing's desire for closer political links

Lonely Hearts Club scam

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:29 PM

Online scammers will take your money and leave you broke and heartbroken

8 foreigners, 24 Filipinos nabbed in Pasig over online investment scam

Nov 30, 2018 - 7:43 PM

The top suspect, a certain Owen Lloyd Sterling, remains at large, according to the Philippine National Police

SEIZED EQUIPMENT. Cops seized computers, phones, and routers from the raid. NCRPO photo

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MARITIME DISPUTE. A ship of the China Coast Guard near Scarborough Shoal, September 3, 2016. File photo from the Philippine Department of National Defense

490 arrested for massive online scam in Clark, Pampanga

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:35 PM

All of them are facing complaints for allegedly violating the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

BUSTED. Hundreds of workers are ordered to freeze as cops proceed with the raid. Sourced photo

Australia, Malaysia, Singapore on love scam alert

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Victims are lured with promises of love and companionship into giving strangers money

Nigerian behind $60M online fraud network arrested – Interpol

Aug 01, 2016 - 4:46 PM

According to a statement from Interpol The network compromised email accounts of small to medium businesses around the world including in Australia Canada India Malaysia Romania South Africa Thailand and the United States

Interpol, PNP nab online 'sextortion' ring in PH

May 02, 2014 - 11:06 AM

58 Filipinos are arrested in Taguig Laguna and the Bicol region for their involvement in an online scam on Facebook that caused the death of at least one teenager in Scotland

Photo from the Interpol Twitter account

BI deports 279 Taiwanese cyber fraud suspects

Sep 19, 2012 - 1:02 PM

A total of 279 illegal migrants were deported and will face criminal charges in their native Taiwan for their role in a multimillion dollar scam

SCAMMERS DEPORTED. NAIA security officials inspect the deportees before handing them over to the Taiwanese authorities. Photo by Jedwin Llobera

Online scammers to be deported

Sep 18, 2012 - 3:42 PM

Nearly 400 illegal immigrants from Taiwan and China will be deported for running a multi million dollar online and phone scam in the Philippines