Malaysian influencer Yang Bao Bei (杨宝贝) shocked many when she attempted suicide on 17th April. There were rumours the influencer was in debt.
After her suicide attempt, netizens revealed she had been scamming people by selling branded bags and a YouTube channel. Yesterday (19th April), a Chinese man released a video on YouTube talking about his experience.
The victim stated that he intended to buy a YouTube channel from YBB. On 19th and 20th March, he paid RM10,000 to her in four installments. However, after the two parties met, they were unable to complete the transaction as he could not log in to the channel with the given email.
According to him, YBB promised to fix the problem as soon as possible. When he tried to log in to the account again later, he found he could not change the password. After delving deeper into the matter, it became apparent that YBB was selling the same channel to several people at different prices.
The victim stated he has already reported the matter to the police. The report was made at 1pm on 19th April. He also urged other victims to report their cases to the police. Additionally, YBB’s family members left a message to netizens via Instagram promising refunds to those who had been scammed. The victim has already made a request and hope her family members can contact him soon about the refund.
YBB’s family members announced via her Instagram story that YBB is currently detained by the police due to her suicide attempt and is not able to communicate with the outside world. As such, they are currently interceding on her behalf. However, one netizen criticised YBB’s friend and fellow YouTuber, Agnes Ma for not speaking up about the issue. “Do you not know if your friends have problems?” the netizen asked. “This is a fake friendship, hypocrite.”
Agnes was understandably upset and she posted her response on her Instagram story. “Would writing a thousand words help her?” she asked. “As long as the people around her know, it is enough. I can live with this friendship.” Agnes appeared constantly on YBB’s social media and they seem to be close. “She is a very important person in my life,” Agnes said. “We agreed to see each other get married.”
“I’m heartbroken and angry that something like this has happened,” she stated. “My heart is breaking seeing her mother sad, but I chose not to say anything. Solving the problem is always more important than talking about it.” The YouTuber had some words for the critics. She made it clear that they are currently prioritising YBB’s mental health and they do not have time for other critics. “Please be empathetic,” she wrote. “A word from you may ruin her, a girl and her family.”
We hope the matter is cleared up soon, both for the victims and for YBB and her family.
Watch the victim’s video here: