On 17th April, Malaysian YouTuber Yang Bao Bei (杨宝贝) attempted suicide. The YouTuber, also known as Kalysta was rescued by firemen and taken to a safe location.
No one was certain what caused the incident, however, there were rumours YBB had been in debt. Shortly after her suicide attempt, netizens revealed she had been scamming people by selling branded bags.
The victims claim that YBB had been selling brand-name bags at different prices. According to China Press, at least 3 people have been fooled. The victims said they would select the bags they wanted and pay the amount upfront. Despite making their payment, the victims have yet to receive their bags. When they asked her about it, she would apparently give excuses or simply avoid replying them.
The victims said they have already reported the incident to the police. One victim stated he only wanted to recover his money. He had no intention of pushing her to the edge. According to the receipts uploaded by the victims, they paid between RM2000 – RM5500 to her. China Press also mentioned she was selling a YouTube channel alongside the branded bags.
Another victim mentioned she had given RM30,000 to the YouTuber. She said the internet celebrity claimed she needed money urgently due to an emergency. The victim stated she often met the YouTuber and did not expect to be defrauded of her money. She’s currently collecting evidence and preparing to report the matter to the police.
Last night (18th April), her family left netizens a message via her Instagram. They explained that YBB is currently detained by the police due to her suicide attempt and is not able to communicate with the outside world. However, they promised to refund those who had been scammed, as long as they provide evidence of their purchase.
Although the victims had been fooled, they understand that YBB is emotionally unstable at the moment. They hope she recovers soon. As one victim said, “There are still many friends and netizens who care about her.”
Here’s a video uploaded by someone claiming to be one of the victims: