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VoIP ring raided: ‘Scammers’ busted again in capital

VoIP ring raided: ‘Scammers’ busted again in capital

Nineteen Chinese and Taiwanese nationals were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district yesterday in connection with voice over internet protocol (VoIP) scams.

The arrests were made after anti-terrorism police collected evidence of the scammers’ alleged extortion and threatening of Chinese citizens via masked telephone numbers for over a month.

“They were members of a network of Chinese kidnappers who have threatened and extorted money from the people in China and Taiwan via VoIP telephones in Cambodia,” Y Sok Khy, chief of the anti-terrorism police at the Ministry of Interior, said.

“This marked the fourth time as we have cracked down and arrested people related with money extortion via VoIP … this year.“

The 19 suspects are currently being detained and questioned, he said.

In the raid, police confiscated myriad materials related to the technology-based scam.

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