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India's rural youth susceptible to scammers' recruitment

Gulshan Kumar, 19, was among 31 people arrested over cybercrimes worth 50 million rupees (S$872,000). PHOTO: DINESH KUMAR
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NAWADA, BIHAR - In the agricultural fields surrounding Thalpos village in India's eastern state of Bihar, a lucrative business had emerged.

Young men were often seen gathered under trees in the fields or in sheds made for groundwater wells for hours on end, busy on their mobile phones and laptops.

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