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’
Topic |   Malaysia

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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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The Chinese nationals were among 512 foreigners arrested in the Philippines last month. Photo: EPA

Philippines deports 312 Chinese, detains 36 Japanese in crackdown on phone scams

  • The Chinese nationals were among 512 foreigners who were arrested last month during a raid on an illegal outsourcing office in Metro Manila
  • Other workers arrested in that raid came from Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia
Topic |   The Philippines

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The Chinese nationals were among 512 foreigners arrested in the Philippines last month. Photo: EPA
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