Scammers typically pose as entrepreneurs, professionals or military veterans, and befriend potential victims through internet platforms. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong, Malaysian and Singaporean police bust US$14 million online romance scam ring

  • 52 suspects arrested in joint operation between October 18 and 26
  • 101 of the 147 victims, mostly women, were from Hong Kong
  • One fraudster posed as a fictitious Manchester City football player
Topic |   Scams and swindles

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Scammers typically pose as entrepreneurs, professionals or military veterans, and befriend potential victims through internet platforms. Photo: Dickson Lee
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