Newspaper article China Post

Over 80 Percent of Fraud Victims Hold BA or Higher: Survey

Newspaper article China Post

Over 80 Percent of Fraud Victims Hold BA or Higher: Survey

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A recent survey released by the Hsinchu Police showed that more than 80 percent of fraud victims hold a bachelor's degree or higher.

The survey, conducted by Hsinchu City Police Department's Criminal Investigation Corps, studied victims of fraud in Taiwan and discovered over the past decade showed that 86 percent of these victims held a least a bachelor's degree, with some victims also holding graduate degrees.

Among the victims was a PhD graduate from a national university in northern Taiwan who had been defrauded for the highest amount over the past decade.

The victim in question had been scammed out of NT$14 million when they were seduced by the allure of a highly popular toast online, before being tricked out of the money by fraudsters, police said. …

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