British fraudster to be deported after three years hiding in Philippines

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A British internet fraudster is to be deported from the Philippines after hiding out in the country for nearly three years.

Calvin Jason Ainsworth was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) at his home in Banawa, Cebu City, the bureau announced today (Wednesday, June 6).

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/06/18/british-internet-scam-suspect-falls-in-cebu

(Link changed from blog to legitimate news source.)

 

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I will transcribe the full report from the BI Facebook Press Release page, here is what they said:

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PRESS RELEASE
Date: 06 June 2018 (Wed)

Convicted British Fraudster Arrested in Cebu

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport a British wanted by authorities in the United Kingdom for large-scale Internet fraud and money laundering.

BI Commissioner Jaime H. Morente said operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU) arrested on Saturday Calvin Jason Ainsworth, 24, in his residence at the Josefa Country Homes in Banawa, Cebu City. Morente said that Ainsworth was arrested on the strength of a mission order which was issued at the request of UK’s National Crime Agency which sought the BI’s help in locating and deporting the fugitive.

Morente added that Ainsworth and his brother, Calvin Jason, who is still at large, fled to the Philippines in September 2015 right after they were released on bail.

“It was reported that they continued to profit from their online racket while in the Philippines as their victims’ money were laundered to them via money transfers by their cohorts in the UK,” the BI Chief said.

According to BI Intelligence Officer and FSU Chief Bobby Raquepo, UK authorities suspect that the siblings have already amassed more than 400,000 sterling pounds from their unsuspecting victims through false representations they made via the Internet.

Ainsworth was reportedly convicted in 2012 after he was found guilty of defrauding individuals to whom they sold online non-existent goods via Facebook and Ebay. The victims’ funds, which were paid via Paypal, were allegedly withdrawn or transferred to the bank accounts of the fraudsters.

“IP addresses, email accounts, phone numbers, and addresses used in the transactions were all traced to the Ainsworth brothers,” Raquepo said.

Ainsworth is now detained at the BI Warden`s Facility and Protection Unit in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending his deportation.

 

 

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24 yo with 400k pounds in the Philippines,,,,,,,,,,bet he had fun for awhile lolol

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Imagine.  It seems from memory I read in the newspaper that that some high end subdivisions in Banawa had been hiding places for some Chinese nationals also who were involved with some fraudulent activities.\ in the past. Maybe it's a place to keep a low profile for a while..

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Career criminals. Those two need to be put away for a long long time. 

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