More than 600 Hong Kong men, including bankers and students, seeking sex services via social media were duped out of nearly HK$20 million (US$2.56 million) in the first 10 months of this year. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong men swindled out of nearly US$2.56 million in honeypot scams this year

  • Men from all social backgrounds were duped by a mainland China-based fraud syndicate posing as female students working part-time as prostitutes
  • The ‘compensated dating’ scam has become increasingly common in recent years and many victims are too embarrassed to report it to police
Topic |   Scams and swindles

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More than 600 Hong Kong men, including bankers and students, seeking sex services via social media were duped out of nearly HK$20 million (US$2.56 million) in the first 10 months of this year. Photo: Shutterstock
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