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Police arrested a 26-year-old man from China for his suspected involvement in a series of scams involving the impersonation of China officials.
Hong Kong police intercept more than US$384mil swindled from victims of Internet and phone scams around world
Some money was frozen elsewhere in Asia and in Europe when anti-fraud squad sought help from overseas authorities through Interpol, source says. Insider warns the chance of recovering defrauded money depends on whether victims quickly realise they have been scammed.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Whenever a more risque line shocks his audience into silence, Kenyan comic Brian Onjoro knows he can rescue his set with a sure-fire punchline: the country's leaders.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): A transnational fraud syndicate, believed to have cheated victims of Internet love scams here of at least S$700,000 (RM2mil), has been busted by the Singapore and Malaysia police forces.
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Police have detained three Klang Municipal Council (MPK) enforcers for impersonating as policemen and blackmailing a foreigner in Klang Utara near here last Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Police are searching for a local man who disguised himself as a Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) contractor to "inspect” premises before stealing valuables and cash.
PETALING JAYA: Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's denial that one of his aides was arrested for alleged drug use during a raid recently has been questioned, as a photo of a banner displayed at a school last year showing otherwise has emerged.
An Instagram account masquerading as a US government news agency was used to promote misinformation about potential fallout from America's targeted killing last week of Iran’s top general.
As TikTok catches fire among the younger set, world leaders and politicians have kept their distance amid national security concerns about the Chinese-owned app.