By: Huang Li-yun and Chiang Yi-ching
Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 9, the 230 people reported to the 165 anti-fraud hotline that they had been scammed after placing an order on TAAZE, the CIB said, adding that 45 of the cases — nearly 20 percent of the total — were reported last week alone.
One TAAZE customer who fell victim to the scam is a 35-year-old teacher from New Taipei surnamed Hsu (許), the CIB said.
After buying NT$930-worth of books, Hsu received a call from a scammer who claimed to be a customer service employee at the online bookstore, the CIB said. [FULL STORY]