Young adults easy prey for online money scams

Khoo Gek San

Police display equipment seized during a raid on an online scam ring in 2018. Complaints bureau chiefs say young adults are lured into these kind of get-rich-quick scams but end up being sucked into debt. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 22, 2021.

DURING the mid-Autumn festival recently, 20-year-old ‘Alice’ committed suicide after losing RM16,000 to online loan scammers.

Her shocked family members, who told The Malaysian Insight about her death, said they had no idea about her problems and only found clues in her mobile phone, which showed the manipulative approach scammers used to make the girl fork out time after time.

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