Victims of Romantic Scams End up as ‘Butchered Pigs’
Starry-eyed online fraud spreads across Asia Pacific and US
By: Toh Han Shih
As Valentine’s Day approaches, Asians looking for love online better beware, lest they end up victims of a form of fraud known as “pig butchering.” Online love scams are targeting victims in Australia and Asia as well as the Chinese community in the US.
“A pig-butchering scheme often begins with a scammer sending a victim a seemingly misr…