Young people are being duped at a much faster pace than other age groups because of their more frequent use of online payment platforms. Photo: Shutterstock

Why more of China’s digital-savvy Gen Z youth are falling victim to online fraud than their elders

  • The post-2000 generation accounted for 15.8 per cent of China’s online fraud victims in 2018, surging from just 0.7 per cent in 2014
  • An estimated 390 million yuan was lost to internet fraud in China last year, a five-year high
Topic |   Scams and swindles

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Young people are being duped at a much faster pace than other age groups because of their more frequent use of online payment platforms. Photo: Shutterstock
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