Hongkongers were swindled of some HK$417.1 million in 2018. Photo: Alamy Hongkongers were swindled of some HK$417.1 million in 2018. Photo: Alamy
Hongkongers were swindled of some HK$417.1 million in 2018. Photo: Alamy

Huge explosion in online romance scams in Hong Kong in 2018, with victims swindled out of US$57.6 million

  • Police warned people to be alert when making friends online and to take any request to send money as sign of a scam

Topic |   Scams and swindles
Hongkongers were swindled of some HK$417.1 million in 2018. Photo: Alamy Hongkongers were swindled of some HK$417.1 million in 2018. Photo: Alamy
Hongkongers were swindled of some HK$417.1 million in 2018. Photo: Alamy
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