Well educated people have become the most likely victims of online scams, according to latest data by Tencent.
A typical victim is a male over 40, who is either agovernment institution employee, a jobless man,or a pensioner. He is usually a credulous man, whotend to avoid "troubles" and is scared of losing face.He is likely to be well educated but has relatively lessaccess to the Internet.
People with such traits account for 62% of all the victims.
The report also showed that a typical fraud often lures potential victims with free public Wi-Fiand suspicious QR codes.
By setting up a fake WiFi which is similar to the name of the public WiFi, criminals will lure smart phone users to connect it.
Besides that, criminals often disguise the QR codes as a welfare to guide the user to scan. Andthese QR codes may be a Trojan.