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American women targeted as Malaysia becomes Internet scam haven - U.S.

Jul 09, 2014    

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Hundreds of American women are being ensnared by Internet scammers based in Malaysia, with some losing over a quarter of a million dollars, as the country becomes an epicentre for online crime perpetrated by Africans, U.S. officials say.The mostly Nigerian conmen, who enter Malaysia on student visas, take advantage of the country's good Internet infrastructure to prey on lonely, middle-aged women, wooing them on dating websites before swindling their savings, they said.The scams are more sophisticated than most Nigeria-based operations - which most Internet users have ...

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