Users are tricked into buying points for a game where fraudsters control the account and demand refunds from the game’s providers.
The People’s Republic of China extradited scammers from Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Philippines during 2018. Tensions with Taiwan stopped them from extraditing more.
Living in a foreign country will not protect those Chinese suspected of running scams that target their homeland.
Taiwanese gangsters face extradition to mainland China, where the penalties for telecoms fraud are severe.