6 Malaysians rescued from Taiwanese call center swindler

TOURIST Police rescued 6 Malaysians conned by a Taiwanese man to work for a call center gang in Samut Prakarn today (Oct. 28) with those refusing to do so being beaten and locked up, INN News reported.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Surachet Hakphan, acting deputy chief of Tourist Police, said he and his team raided a unit in a building at Bang Kaeo subdistrict of Samut  Prakarn’s Bang Phli district after the Malaysian Embassy alerted them that their citizens were being detained there.

The raid led to the arrest of Mr Chow Fei Hlong, a Taiwanese citizen, and seizure of 3 computer notebooks, 20 iPads and 10 phones with 6 Malaysian men and women being rescued.

Police said this criminal gang lured all 6 Malaysians to come and work at legitimate jobs in Thailand but once here they were forced to operate a call center to swindle the public with those refusing to do so being beaten and locked up.

One of the victims was Miss Khu Wen Ching who was beaten with a metal rod and locked up.

Police investigation shows that other gang members are on the run and they are being chased while a few others are trying to come into Thailand.


Top: Tourist police with two of the rescued Malaysian victims. Photo: INN News