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Philippines arrests 44 from China, Taiwan in Internet fraud

 

Forty-two Taiwanese and two Chinese suspects have been arrested in the Philippines over a sophisticated Internet scam targeting compatriots back home, police said Thursday.

 

The suspects -- who posed as police officers, prosecutors, judges and anti-money laundering officials -- cheated people from Taiwan and China out of their money by claiming they could safeguard their cash, a police statement said.

 

The scammers would allegedly convince their victims that their bank accounts were being used for money-laundering and that their assets could be protected if they transferred all their money to accounts owned by the fraudsters, police added.

 

"The syndicates... usually go to the Philippines as tourists and rent houses in posh (housing projects)" where they set up their illegal operations, a police statement said.

 

The suspects were arrested in a series of raids in the central city of Iloilo on Wednesday by a police anti-cybercrime unit and immigration bureau agents.

 

The law enforcers were aided by an official of Taiwan's cultural office in Manila, it said.The two Chinese suspects were "caught in the act of engaging with their would-be victims abroad," said Senior Inspector Joanna Fabro, adding that scammers often believed they were unlikely to be prosecuted in the Philippines.

 

But she said the authorities were now boosting their anti-cybercrime capabilities."Maybe they aren't afraid of our laws. But we have more teeth and we hope more of them will be apprehended soon," she said.

The suspects will eventually be deported to China and Taiwan respectively but the "digital evidence" of their crimes will be gathered by Philippine investigators to be used when they face trial at home, Fabro added.

Such scams involving people from Taiwan and China operating in the Philippines have become increasingly common in recent years.

 

"We can see an increasing trend in cybercrimes like this scam," warned Fabro.Since 2012, the Philippines has deported hundreds of Taiwanese and Chinese for taking part in such rackets, usually targeting the elderly in Taiwan and China.

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contraman

Why would you try and run any internet business /scam from a country with one of the slowest and unreliable Internet services in the world ?

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smokey

Why would you try and run any internet business /scam from a country with one of the slowest and unreliable Internet services in the world ?

because if you run it in your own country the people you scam will kill you ?

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Woolf

Please read this thread, posted by broden

 

http://www.livingincebuforums.com/topic/73151-when-posting-an-article/?p=849758

 

Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:36 PM

please be sure you give proper credit

 

on our forum it is fairly easy to do

 

just post a direct link to the article at the top of the post

 

if you are manually typing out an article you saw from, for example, a magazine please include the name of the magazine the the name of the article's author

 

 

if you notice someone doesn't do the above, feel free to mention it in a civil manner rather than baiting 

after all we all make mistakes

 

 

many other forums insist all articles have a link the authors name be posted in quotes and no more than the first two paragraphs be used to keep them (the forum) safe from accusations of stealing content or plagiarism

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contraman

Please read this thread

 

http://www.livingincebuforums.com/topic/73151-when-posting-an-article/?p=849758

 

Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:36 PM

please be sure you give proper credit

 

on our forum it is fairly easy to do

 

just post a direct link to the article at the top of the post

 

if you are manually typing out an article you saw from, for example, a magazine please include the name of the magazine the the name of the article's author

 

 

if you notice someone doesn't do the above, feel free to mention it in a civil manner rather than baiting 

after all we all make mistakes

 

 

many other forums insist all articles have a link the authors name be posted in quotes and no more than the first two paragraphs be used to keep them (the forum) safe from accusations of stealing content or plagiarism

Obviously you either distrust the article or are you a new Forum Mod ?

 

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mrlondon

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/mobile/asiapacific/philippines-arrests-44/1252676.html

 

Very easy to find the original article. Just run a few lines of it through google.

 

However, this topic should be in NEWS, HEADLINES AND WORLD EVENTS.

I feel that all news should go in that section, perhaps a mod can confirm.

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contraman

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/mobile/asiapacific/philippines-arrests-44/1252676.html

 

Very easy to find the original article. Just run a few lines of it through google.

 

Here... See above.

Yes it was widely reported on many media outlets

Obviously Too difficult for some though :(

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mrlondon

Yeah. By the way, edited to mention possible alternative category for thisthread.

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