Chinese con artists are relocating to Southeast Asia to evade a crackdown by Beijing. Photo: Dickson Lee

Chinese ‘fake cop’ scams fleeing Beijing’s crackdown are setting up in Southeast Asia: Indonesian police

  • Indonesian police arrest 85 Chinese on suspicion of running a ‘fake cop’ scam that targeted victims back in China
  • The arrests are the latest in a string of cases to have occurred in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore
Topic |   Indonesia

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Chinese con artists are relocating to Southeast Asia to evade a crackdown by Beijing. Photo: Dickson Lee
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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’
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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