Giving up personal freedom for Rolex watches: An inside look into the ops of a scam syndicate

The raid of a call centre in Taichung, Taiwan, in June 2021. PHOTO: TAIWAN'S CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BUREAU
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SINGAPORE - The scam syndicate in Taiwan ran like a well-oiled corporation, with managers, call centres, links to overseas partners and reward systems.

To motivate the workers in call centres, supervisors would tell them that they could earn enough to buy a luxury watch if they defraud more victims.

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