S. Korea sends police officers in joint anti-fraud campaign

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The China Post staff

South Korean police will send officers to Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) in a joint campaign against cross-border fraud, a CIB official said yesterday.

The CIB on March 15 arrested two Taiwanese men at the Taoyuan International Airport after the pair flew back from South Korea, where they had allegedly taught fraud skills to criminals there, the officials said. The two suspects allegedly worked for Chinese fraud rings that operate by stealing victims’ personal information and then withdrawing money from their bank accounts. South Korean police have arrested dozens of Taiwanese connected to fraud rings since the beginning of this year, the official said. The official said South Korea is stepping up efforts fighting cross-border fraud, as more and more of its people have become victims.