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Turkey cracks down as cybercrime rises amid pandemic

Country is among many to have seen an enormous increase in the number of phishing sites, designed to steal users’ financial information.

Coronavirus restrictions mean people are living more of their lives online – whether banking, shopping or using government services.

And scammers are ready to exploit that.

In Turkey, the police cybercrime unit has seen an enormous increase in the number of phishing sites, designed to steal users’ financial information.

Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu reports from Istanbul.