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Online game players top fraud target in lockdown; Scams soar as millions of mainlanders turn to internet to alleviate boredom of quarantine

Mar 26, 2020 - South China Morning Post

China's gamers were the largest group of victims amid a spike in internet scams during the ­country's coronavirus outbreak as millions of quarantined people turned to online games to ­alleviate boredom.

Liewang Platform, a website where mainland internet users can report online fraud cases, found that scammers were out in force during the outbreak.

Fraud cases tracked by the platform soared 47 per cent year on year to 3,243 from January 24 to March 13, the period when...