The scammer hijacked the WhatsApp account of the victim’s elder sister and used her account to send him text messages and lure him into buying points cards for online games, according to law enforcement sources. Photo: Alamy

Scammers swindle Hong Kong man out of HK$430,000 in the space of four hours on WhatsApp

  • The scammers hijacked the man’s sister’s account and lured him into buying points cards for online games to resell at a profit
  • It is the biggest sum defrauded in several hundred recorded in Hong Kong over the past year
Topic |   Scams and swindles

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The scammer hijacked the WhatsApp account of the victim’s elder sister and used her account to send him text messages and lure him into buying points cards for online games, according to law enforcement sources. Photo: Alamy
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