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Social vulnerabilities a lightning rod for scams

People are more prone to falling prey to scams when they are going through challenging times

Loneliness is a weak link in our society, one that festered during the pandemic. PHOTO: ST FILE
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It is a mother's worst nightmare. You receive a photo or a video clip of your child, in trouble. He is in an accident or perhaps snatched by strangers. You are told that to secure his safety, you need to transfer money over, pronto.

Caught up in panic, you may just do so.

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