Crimes of deception have surged 18 per cent year on year to nearly 9,000. Photo: Shutterstock
SCMP Editorial
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SCMP Editorial

Awareness critical in fighting cybercrime

  • Hong Kong’s overall crime rate dropped for the 12th consecutive year in 2018
  • Yet the number of scams involving social media almost doubled, and senior citizens are often the victims

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Crimes of deception have surged 18 per cent year on year to nearly 9,000. Photo: Shutterstock
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