Malaysian officials are seen after 104 Chinese nationals were detained in the city of Kota Kinabalu over their alleged involvement in an online scam syndicate. Photo: Daily Express TV

Malaysia detains 104 Chinese citizens in online scam syndicate raid

  • The online scam, which was run out of Kota Kinabalu, targeted victims from China
  • This comes as Chinese con artists move their operations to Southeast Asia as the mainland clamps down on scams
Topic |   Malaysia

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Malaysian officials are seen after 104 Chinese nationals were detained in the city of Kota Kinabalu over their alleged involvement in an online scam syndicate. Photo: Daily Express TV
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Some of the 680 people – said to be Chinese nationals – arrested by Malaysia’s Immigration Department in the raid on the online scam headquarters. Photo: AP

680 Chinese held in Malaysia over online scam targeting WeChat Pay users

  • Sophisticated operation in Cyberjaya duped victims in China offering fast returns on investments made via WeChat Pay or Chinese banks
  • 8,230 handphones, 174 laptops and 787 computers were seized and about 100 people escaped during ‘biggest raid of the year’
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Some of the 680 people – said to be Chinese nationals – arrested by Malaysia’s Immigration Department in the raid on the online scam headquarters. Photo: AP
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