Vic Chou is a singer and actor who shot to fame as a member of the F4 in the 2001 version of Meteor Garden.
Since then he's appeared in many Chinese dramas including 2018's The Flame's Daughter with Dilraba and last year's Palace of Devotion with Liu Tao.
According to NetEase, Vic and his wife, actress Reen Yu, were swindled out of approx 34.5 million New Taiwan dollars (about 1.15 million USD).
Reportedly, in 2018, a friend of Reen's, one Ms. Feng, introduced the couple to an insurance investment plan.
They agreed to pay the premiums in six installments of approximately 230,000 USD each.
The payments were to be automatically transferred from Reen's bank account.
However, when the premiums were due, Ms. Feng persuaded Vic and Reen to pay by cash instead, saying that huge bank transfers may cause the authorities to be suspicious.
Vic and Reen agreed. Payments went on for a while until 2021 when the insurance company notified the Chous that they were behind on their payments.
夫妇二人于是同意更改支付方式 。在付款一段时间后，该保险公司于2021年通知周渝民夫妇，他们竟然拖欠了保费 。
That's when they realized they'd been had and called the police.
When asked about this matter, Vic's agency only said that they leave everything to the lawyers and the courts to deal with.