Cops Make 680 Arrests In Raid On Internet Fraudster Firm

Story ByAlex CopeSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

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Malaysian cops have arrested 680 Chinese nationals – some of whom are pictured here – for running an elaborate online scam from this huge office.

Malaysia’s Immigration Department carried out the raid on a six-floor office in the town of Cyberjaya in the Multimedia Super Corridor in Sepang District, Malaysia.

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Local media report 680 Chinese nationals were arrested while clips show one alleged scammer climbing out of the office window and sliding down a pole outside the office before casually walking away.

Another clip shows a man jumping from a window while other footage shows dozens of suspected scammers running from the scene in the streets.

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Local media report the alleged scammers are suspected of targeting victims in China by offering them quick and profitable returns on investments.

Immigration Department Director-General Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said that victims were sent a code after accessing a Mandarin-language website.

Victims would receive a call from the call centre where they were convinced to investment money. The scammers would then pocket the money and the victim would never hear from them again.

He added that the transactions were made through WeChat Pay or banks in China. WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment application.

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Reports state 8,230 mobile phones, 14 laptops and 787 computers were seized in the raid.

Daud said that several officers had been injured when a group of suspects attacked them to try to break free.

He said around 100 of the alleged scammers managed to break free and the authorities are working to track them down.

Daud added that nearly all the suspects had entered Malaysia on social visit passes. It is unclear if they have been charged or if they will be deported.

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