Covid-19: Online game players were top target for scammers during China’s coronavirus lockdown

Fraud cases tracked by the platform soared 47% year on year to 3,243 from Jan 24 to March 13, when the outbreak wreaked havoc on China. The biggest group of victims were young online game players, who reported 550 cases. — SCMP

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 Chinese Internet users can report online fraud cases, found that scammers were out in force during the outbreak, which has so far sickened more than 81,000 in China and resulted in almost 3,300 local deaths.

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