By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Y.F. Low
Taipei, July 22 (CNA) A total of 10,542 fraud cases were reported in Taiwan in the first
half of the year, which translated into 58.2 cases per day and one per 24.7 minutes, according to government statistics released Saturday.
However, the incidence of fraud was less than in the same period last year, when one case per 24.4 minutes was reported, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said.
It said 21.3 percent of the cases in the first half of 2017 were imposter fraud, which was the most common type, while 16.8 percent were scams in which people were asked to cancel installment payments at ATM machines.
Of the 11,215 fraud suspects arrested between January and June, 71.3 percent were men and 73.8 percent were between 18 and 39 years of age, the ministry said.