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  • Investigation Bureau Cracks Upgraded Telecommunication Fraud Server

    2018/1/29 上午 09:34:06

    The Ministry of Justice, Investigation Bureau (MJIB) received a report of a fraud server established by a telephone scam ring led by a man surnamed Huang in Zhubei City, Hsinchu County. The MJIB followed the clues, conducted investigations and follow-ups, and then discovered that the suspect surnamed Huang had rented a villa in Zhubei City as the base of scam operations. The MJIB Central Mobile Team, therefore, reported the case to prosecutor Chou Wen-Ju of the Hsinchu District Prosecutors Office to oversee the investigation process. The prosecutor formed a special unit consisting of members of the MJIB Information & Communication Security Division, Taichung City Field Division, Hsinchu County Field Office, and the High Technology Crime Investigation Unit under the Criminal Investigation Brigade of the Hsinchu City Police Bureau to conduct intensive investigations. Under the command of the prosecutor, the unit conducted a search in the morning of December 19, 2017 and arrested a total of 13 members (12 males and 1 female) of the scam ring including the suspect Huang ○○. The unit also seized evidence including iPhones, iPads, and fraud training manuals, computers, monitors, and personal information of Mainland Chinese that were used for scams. The ring members posed as customer service personnel of Mainland Chinese telecommunication companies, public security officers and prosecutors, and then divided the work as level one, two, and three operators, used 4G mobile networks to connect through illegal telecommunication platforms to scam unspecified people in Mainland China. They pretended that the victim's telecommunication number was illegally used for fraud and induced them to follow the instructions of the ring members, and then transfer funds from their personal accounts to accounts designated by the scam ring in the bank or ATM in order to defraud them.

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  • Telecommunication Room of International Fraud Ring Cracked in Hsinchu Mountain Area Holiday Villa

    2018/1/16 下午 02:48:50

    Last week, the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) dismantled an international telephone scam that involved persons from Thailand. Following on from this, the MJIB has, after in-depth followup, discovered yesterday (October 17) that a person surnamed Su had resumed the fraudulent activities. They had rented a holiday villa in the mountain area of Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County, where they had installed the telecommunication facilities. The MJIB Central Mobile Team, therefore, reported the case to prosecutor Fang-Yu Lin of the Hsinchu District Prosecutors Office to oversee the investigation process, who formed a project team to conduct intensive investigation, consisting of members from the Hsinchu County Field Office of the MJIB and the Criminal Investigation Brigade of the Hsinchu City Police Bureau. When searching the villa on the afternoon of October 17, the unit arrested eleven members (nine males and two females) at the scene of the fraud ring led by Su. The unit seized important evidence includes computers, telephones, fraud training manuals, internet gateway devices, routers, monitors, ID records for Mainland people and wireless intercoms. Members of the fraud ring used some "old tricks", such as pretending to be customer service clerks or public security officers in Mainland China and then defrauding Chinese people through broadband telecommunication platforms. The ring told the randomly selected individuals through the phone that they had been involved in money laundering activities, and had to dispose of money under their names as instructed.

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