By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Yulin prosecutors on Monday said that they have indicted 50 members of a
Taiwanese scam ring for committing fraud in China.
Yulin chief prosecutor Huang Yi-hua said that the 50 people set up telecommunications rooms in Taoyuan City and other areas between June 2013 and June 2014 to engage in phone scamming.
The ring obtained personal information of Chinese nationals through its members, Huang said. The ring members, posing as public security officers, would call their targets in China and accuse them of having involved in crimes such as “drug offenses and money laundering,” according to Huang. The calls would then be transferred to other ring members posing as other public security officers, who would proceed to con the targets into giving away information about their bank accounts under the pretext of making a police report, Huang added.
According to prosecutors’ investigations, the ring successfully scammed RMB 4.35 million (about NT$22 million) from Chinese nationals between 2013 and June 2014. [FULL STORY]