100 Chinese arrested in online scammer bust, Phnom Penh

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Re: 100 Chinese arrested in online scammer bust, Phnom Penh

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:37 am

they will take the low hanging fruit first
100 is a nice round number
maybe this was actually an online casino?
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Re: 100 Chinese arrested in online scammer bust, Phnom Penh

Post by bolueeleh » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:47 am

cptrelentless wrote:
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bolueeleh wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:02 pm
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :Bravo: :Bravo: :Bravo:
illegal ones to go first, follow by small ones, lastly when hainan is done deal, big ones will follow, big ones can stay if they want to but with no physical walk in gamblers, i suspect they will go too
Right, so all the VOIP scammers are going to move to Hainan? Even though there will soon be three international undersea cables terminating here in Cambodia within the next year? Making the internet significantly cheaper and police bribes staying the same. Hainan already had holiday resorts before they started building them in Shv, and their gambling industry still doesn't even exist on paper. You are a perennial optimist, that's for sure.
you can choose to believe or not its up to u, but VOIP scammers will be hunted no matter where they are, i am talking abt small n big casinos operators will be moving their operations back if hainan really opens its door to gaming due to many advantages it has over other overseas location
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Re: 100 Chinese arrested in online scammer bust, Phnom Penh

Post by 135 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:20 am

epidemiks wrote:
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There's an apartments building in 348 that I'm hoping has some police interest soon. It's either an illegal casino, a giant brothel, a VoIP extortion racket, or a massive drug den. Or all four.
Huh. On St 606 in Toul Kork, in the old Metfone work house, a whole bunch of Chinese have moved in. There's racks of bunk beds in the rooms and HUUUUGE piles of rubbish outside each morning. This must be an illegal VOIP den as well. How do you notify the police about this?
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Re: 100 Chinese arrested in online scamming bust, Phnom Penh

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taabarang wrote:
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Frank My Bent, when you first made mention of this possibility a bit ago, I didn't share your optimism. Well, I was wrong and you were right, here's hoping they've got Snooky in their sights.
We've got a task force in SHV now to make sure no one is doing anything illegal. :plus1:
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- According to a law enforcement official, the operation was coordinated by Sieng Sok, a deputy prosecutor of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court Prosecutor and Lim Yeang Hay, a clerk headed by Lieutenant General Ouk Hai Seila, director of the Department of Investigation and Procedure of the General Department of Immigration, and the Attorney-General Khun Sambo. The Ministry of Interior's Immigration and Refugees Affairs team worked in conjunction with the Immigration Office of the Phnom Penh Police Commission and the Police in Toul Kork.

As a result of the raid held in Phnom Penh on 12 March 2018, the police have found that 100 people, including 19 women, had stolen property, condominium houses, 99 buildings, kidnappings, voip and illegal passports, passports and work permits.
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Re: 100 Chinese arrested in online scammer bust, Phnom Penh

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:34 pm

As a result of the raid held in Phnom Penh on 12 March 2018, the police have found that 100 people, including 19 women, had stolen property, condominium houses, 99 buildings, kidnappings, voip and illegal passports, passports and work permits
IOW their gov revoked their passports, so WP, visa etc worthless.
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Re: 100 Chinese arrested in online scammer bust, Phnom Penh

Post by bolueeleh » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:42 pm

not to fan racial hatred but if u guys think that those chinks that recently moved into your neighbourhood is doing illegal stuffs, take some photos have some text in khmer and post it on khmer associated social media, it is election year and one thing politician fears more is negative advertisement in the media during election year.

that will prompt actions pretty quickly i would think
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Re: 100 Chinese arrested in online scammer bust, Phnom Penh

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bolueeleh wrote:
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not to fan racial hatred but ...
What can I do for chavs?
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Re: 100 Chinese arrested in online scammer bust, Phnom Penh

Post by cptrelentless » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:20 pm

bolueeleh wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:47 am
cptrelentless wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:38 am
bolueeleh wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:02 pm
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :Bravo: :Bravo: :Bravo:
illegal ones to go first, follow by small ones, lastly when hainan is done deal, big ones will follow, big ones can stay if they want to but with no physical walk in gamblers, i suspect they will go too
Right, so all the VOIP scammers are going to move to Hainan? Even though there will soon be three international undersea cables terminating here in Cambodia within the next year? Making the internet significantly cheaper and police bribes staying the same. Hainan already had holiday resorts before they started building them in Shv, and their gambling industry still doesn't even exist on paper. You are a perennial optimist, that's for sure.
you can choose to believe or not its up to u, but VOIP scammers will be hunted no matter where they are, i am talking abt small n big casinos operators will be moving their operations back if hainan really opens its door to gaming due to many advantages it has over other overseas location
So you're saying that the casinos in Shv are not money laundering operations deliberately set up in a foreign country in order to avoid government scrutiny? They're only here to serve the massive market in Chinese tourists?
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