Date: Jun 09, 2019
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Taichung authorities on Friday detained nine people about a reported online romance scam that allegedly involved the use of fake photographs to swindle women.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) and police raided a residence in Salu District (沙鹿) after receiving a tip-off.
Two desktop computers, 17 mobile phones, an Internet router, three modems and account books were seized during the raid, CIB investigator Wu Kuo-jung (伍國榮) said.
“We are still determining the amount of money this alleged online scam ring collected. From preliminary findings, it looks as if more than 100 female victims were cheated out of love and their money,” Wu said. [FULL STORY]