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5 types of scams plaguing Asia

A crime alert poster on credit-for-sex scams seen in Singapore. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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Scammers across Asia are ingenious, deploying a wide range of ideas and technologies to extract the hard-earned money of unsuspecting individuals.

Here's a look at some of the popular tricks.

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