Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Indonesia to deport 153 Chinese citizens over US$450 million cyber fraud ring
Indonesia to deport *153 Chinese citizens over US$450 million cyber fraud ring
Syndicate accused of targeting wealthy businessmen and officials on mainland
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 August, 2017
Indonesia will deport 153 Chinese nationals arrested for their alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar cyber fraud ring targeting wealthy businessmen and politicians in China.
The syndicate, who ran their operation from abroad to avoid detection by Chinese officials but did not target any victims in their host country, has made around six trillion rupiah (US$450 million) since beginning operations at the end of 2016, Indonesia police said on Tuesday.
The suspects were arrested following a tip-off from Chinese authorities.
“We are conducting an intensive investigation and currently coordinating with the Chinese police to deport them,” said national police spokesman Rikwanto, who goes by one name.
The group, based in several locations across Indonesia, contacted victims pretending to be Chinese police or law officials, promising to help resolve their legal cases in return for immediate cash transfers, Jakarta police said.
The criminal network included IT specialists who would retrieve information on victims and develop communications systems for contacting them, he said.
Chinese nationals were arrested in Jakarta, the city of Surabaya and on the resort island of Bali in separate raids over the weekend.
“The perpetrators and the victims are Chinese. It just happens that they operate from Indonesia,” said Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono.
Police are investigating how several of the Chinese suspects were able to enter the archipelago without a valid passport.
Cyber criminals targeting victims in China have increasingly exploited technological advances to operate from abroad, spreading across Southeast Asia and beyond in recent years.
China has become increasingly assertive in extraditing suspects.
In July, a gang of 44 people from mainland China and Taiwan were arrested in Thailand for allegedly running an elaborate phone scam that conned US$3 million from scores of victims, mainly based in China.
Cambodia deported 74 people to China for their role in an alleged telecom fraud, also in July, according to Xinhua.
Last year, 67 alleged criminals were deported from Kenya to China to face investigation for fraud.