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Foreigners Being Scammed by Taxis on the Decline

Foreigners Being Scammed by Taxis on the Decline

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The overcharging of foreigners by taxi drivers in the Seoul metropolitan area appears to be tapering off, the municipal government said Tuesday, citing the results of its continued crackdowns. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the average taxi fare paid by foreign visitors for trips from Incheon International Airport, [...]

Health Care Scams to Cost S. Korea Big This Year

Health Care Scams to Cost S. Korea Big This Year

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – False health insurance claims in South Korea are expected to flirt with 600 billion won this year despite a crackdown on scammers, data showed Wednesday.  According to the data by the National Health Insurance Service, medical providers’ false and unfair insurance claims came to 545 billion won (US$456 million) [...]

‘Black Money’ Scam Artist Arrested in Seoul

‘Black Money’ Scam Artist Arrested in Seoul

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A ‘black money’ con artist from Liberia has been arrested for embezzling 1.2 billion won ($1 million) from multiple victims across Seoul. A black money scam is one in which con artists fraudulently obtain money from a victim by persuading them that piles of banknote-sized paper are actual money dyed [...]

New Scam Using Smartphone: Purchasing Mobile Gift Cards on Borrowed  Phones

New Scam Using Smartphone: Purchasing Mobile Gift Cards on Borrowed Phones

Daejeon, Korea, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Two young Koreans were arrested for a scam in which they purchased 5.7 million won (US$ 5,190) of gift cards through borrowed smartphones. According to a report by Daejeon Seobu Police Station on February 12, the police booked two young persons in their early twenties, known by their [...]