Pay attention to avoid being scammed

A new study finds that if you are preoccupied, you are vulnerable to online scams. The state, firms and individuals all need to beware this attention deficit.

People who have experienced a negative life event such as economic loss or divorce are more susceptible to scams. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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From fake love Internet conmen to the latest OCBC Bank phishing saga, online scams have increased sharply in the past few years.

Some research has shown that people who have experienced a negative life event such as economic loss or divorce are more susceptible to scams.

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