Gambling Rings Targeting Students 三級警戒期間 學子被引誘網路簽賭欠債

Numerous campus gambling cases have been reported after students logged on to gambing websites while they were supposed to learn from home during the Level 3 alert.  Police have identified over 58 victims.


Students attending classes virtually when schools were closed became targets for gambling rings. Parents have been asking Yunlin County councilors for help with their children's gambling debt.

You Shu-yun, Yunlin County Councilor (IND): “Parents have contacted me saying their children were tricked into signing contracts with an online fraud ring and ended up with debt ranging from NT$50,000 to NT$1 million.”

Chen Yuan-hui, Deputy Commissioner, Police Bureau, Yunlin County: “Gambling debt should be avoided at all costs. Parents in this situation should file a police report.”

Yunlin County police say they are aware of 11 campus gambling cases with 58 victims. The victims amassed NT$100,000 to NT$200,000 in debt, with the total amount owed exceeding NT$10 million. Police say there are no laws governing gambling debt and parents should report such cases to the police. The county also says it will ask relevant agencies to improve public awareness.

Chiu Hsiao-wen, Director, Education Department, Yunlin County: “We will be raising awareness and providing information on how these rings operate at schools and in class as well as at PTA meetings. ”

Lin Chun-hsien, Principal, Douliu Junior High School: “Of course, we hope Ministry of Education officials can offer school officials and teachers more support so that we can put an end to this kind of situation.”

One school says the greatest challenge schools currently face is managing cell phone use on campus. Many students come to school with one cell phone to hand in to their teacher and a second one to use.


 

 

 

 

今年中因應疫情警戒,學生改用視訊在家上課,但使用平板、手機和網路接觸時間長,導致有不肖分子透過利誘、威脅學生簽賭,近期在雲林縣有不少議員接到家長陳情表示,有孩子因此欠下賭債,造成他們生活上壓力。

雲林縣議員游淑雲表示:「家長陳情孩子在學校,有受到網路詐騙與簽賭,而且金額從5萬到100萬元不等。」

雲林縣警察局副局長陳源輝也呼籲:「賭債絕對不能成為債務的一部分,如果有這方面的話,隨時打電話來向警察局來做一個報案。」

雲林縣警察局表示,今年到目前為止已查到校園網路簽賭案共11件58人,每人簽賭金額從10萬到20萬都有,賭金有1000多萬元,但強調賭債沒法律效力,家長可以報警處理,而對此雲縣府表示,已經責成相關單位加強宣導。

雲縣府教育處處長邱孝文表示:「入班入校來做宣導,另外也用各種家長親師座談會,把這樣網路聚賭,這樣的概念,希望跟家長做傳遞。」

斗六國中校長林俊賢也說:「當然我們也希望教育部長官,能給學校校長、主任和老師們,能夠更多支持力量,讓我們更有效地去管理約束。」

有學校表示,目前校園遇到最大困境,就是該如何管理手機,雖然有學生到校後,將手機交給導師,但也出現交一支、藏一支情況,若能有效管理約束孩子使用手機與網路,才能避免類似案件再重演。

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