• By Chen Yun and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Two legislators on Thursday called on the government to help social welfare groups, which they said have lost NT$940 million (US$33.66 million) as a result of fraud incidents this year.

From January to Aug. 8, there have been 2,612 incidents of online scams targeting donors to social welfare groups, leading to NT$940 million in losses, which was NT$410 million more than last year, when there were 1,215 fewer incidents, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Lin Yi-hua (林奕華) told a news conference in Taipei.

Lin and Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Chiu Tai-yuan (邱泰源) said that fraudsters would use personal information of donors to attempt to convince them to…

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