Understanding why a shocking number of investors fall for scams

THE Malaysian investment landscape is undergoing a rapid shift. Global economic uncertainty, market volatility, technological advancements as well as challenges related to an ageing population seem to be the new norm. But amid the fast-paced changes lies a sobering reality: increasing number of unsuspecting investors falling prey to scams.

In 2023, the Securities Commission (SC) conducted a behavioural study to learn more about this trend. The main objective of this study was to look at how investors behave and use their capabilities while investing, as well as assess how vulnerable and susceptible they are to scams. The results were interesting to say the least.

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