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‘Pig Butchering’ Online Scam Sweeping English Speakers

24
Oct
2022
‘Pig Butchering’ Online Scam Sweeping English Speakers

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A confidence scam endemic in East Asia that’s based on long-term emotional manipulation of victims is a mounting threat in English-speaking countries.

Known as “pig butchering” – pigs are fattened before being slaughtered – the scam rests on handlers with attractive but phony online personae enticing victims into a trusted relationship that moves into a moneymaking phase.

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