New York prosecutors claim Eugeni ‘Zhenya’ Tsvetnenko took the largest share of profits from a premium SMS auto-enrolling scam.
Philippine internet gaming firms that target Chinese players have been blamed for illegal immigration and phone frauds.
The People’s Republic of China extradited scammers from Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Philippines during 2018. Tensions with Taiwan stopped them from extraditing more.
Taiwanese gangsters face extradition to mainland China, where the penalties for telecoms fraud are severe.