The ease of obtaining visas, opening bank accounts and arranging money transfers are all part of the nation’s criminal appeal.“Scammers are increasingly using targeted social engineering attacks against their victims due to the extremely high success rate,” Ty Miller, an Australian security expert and founder of Threat Intelligence, tells TIME.
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