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Malaysians most gullible, prone to falling for online scams: study


Get smart: More than 46% of Malaysians fell prey to online scams, according to a survey by Telenor. Don't be the next victim – always ignore the e-mail messages that appear too good to be true.

Get smart: More than 46% of Malaysians fell prey to online scams, according to a survey by Telenor. Don't be the next victim – always ignore the e-mail messages that appear too good to be true.

KUALA LUMPUR: A study commissioned by Telenor Group has found that Malaysia is the country most vulnerable to Internet scams, underscoring the importance of using street smarts when surfing the Web.

The multimarket Internet Scams study aimed to gain a better understanding of the more common online rackets by polling 400 users aged 18 to 65 in four countries – Malaysia, India, Singapore and Thailand. Of these, Malaysia unfortunately tops the list with 46% of respondents saying they had been the victim of Internet scams, followed closely by Thailand at 43%.

   

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