Mixed doubles shuttler Lai Pei Jing revealed her heartbreak by being scammed of almost all her life savings by a fraud group and hopes her ordeal will help others be more vigilant from being deceived.

“I was scammed of almost all my life savings by a fraud group. Honestly, this has been an extremely heavy blow to me. I reflect on it almost every second, and whenever my mind is idle, I naturally replay the scam and fall into a state of blaming myself for my foolishness and kindness.

“These past few days, I’ve been managing my emotions and dealing with the police. Once I’ve adjusted, I’ll share more about it. I hope to prevent more victims and also force myself to accept the fact I was scammed.

“I hope my sharing can help others to be more vigilant and prevent more victims from being deceived,” she posted on her social media account.

The world number 16 shuttler is just one of many victims that have fallen prey to scam cases nationwide.

In 2023, there were close to 35,000 online fraud cases reported in Malaysia.

Lai and her partner Tan Kian Meng competed at last week’s Singapore Open where they lost in the second round.

They are scheduled to compete at the Indonesia Open this week.