Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - 18 foreigners arrested in boiler room scam

18 foreigners arrested in boiler room scam

Eighteen people accused of extortion were arrested in a guesthouse in Kep province’s Damnak Changaur district on Tuesday afternoon, the provincial police chief said yesterday.

The suspects – nine Chinese and nine Taiwanese – allegedly obtained money from people in China and Taiwan via phone scams using voice over internet phone calls (VoIP), Brigadier General Ing Sam Ol, the Kep police chief, said.

“They seldom left their rooms except when one or two of them went out to buy food,” he said. “We suspect they were hiding in Kep and belong to a group of Chinese and Taiwanese scammers.”

Major Taem Panha Mon, district police chief, said the suspects, some without passports, had stayed in the guesthouse since Friday.

“Police have seized several VoIP telephones, mobile phones and other related materials in their rooms,” he said.

The scam involves placing what appear to be local calls and tricking the recipient into sending money. The suspects will be sent to the provincial court today.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Khmer New Year games: it’s never too late to try them out

Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played during the Khmer New Year holidays

Khmer New Year getaway: Ghost Island

One of 23 islands in the sea of Koh Kong, Koh Kmoch (Ghost Island) has a wealth of corals and other sealife visible through its crystal clear water.

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.