Online romance cheats conned 272 Hongkongers out of a total of HK$137 million in the first six months of 2018. In 2017, police handled 235 cases of such fraud, involving losses of HK$108 million. Photo: Alamy

Millions of dollars lost in online scams show Hong Kong’s lonely hearts have yet to learn vigilance

Topic |   Scams and swindles

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Online romance cheats conned 272 Hongkongers out of a total of HK$137 million in the first six months of 2018. In 2017, police handled 235 cases of such fraud, involving losses of HK$108 million. Photo: Alamy
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