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​Over $7m lost to scammers posing as tech support staff

Published on: 05-Jun-2020

The Straits Times, page B1
 
More than $7 million has been lost to scammers posing as technical support staff in the first four months of this year, an increase of more than 40 times from the same period last year. The scammers deceive victims into believing their Internet connections have been compromised. Criminologist Olivia Choy from NTU said there is a greater chance of people becoming victims when they are often with their devices, and this has been more pronounced as people rely even more on devices to communicate with others during the circuit breaker.

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