With the help of anti-scam organisations, #TalkingPoint producer Cheryl Tan got hold of scripts used by Asia-based love scam syndicates to execute ‘pig butchering scams’ – a mashup of romance scam and fake investment schemes. These scammers target victims, many highly educated professional women, from all over – the US, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and more.  These syndicates have developed handbooks of psychologically manipulative tactics detailing step-by-step instructions and conversation techniques, to allay victims’ suspicions – so they don’t realise until it’s too late. (Are you the victim of a scam or know someone who is? 

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