Phone and internet fraud is on the rise in Hong Kong, according to police. This most costly phone scam the police prevented this year would have cost the victim HK$980,000. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong police’s special anti-fraud squad blocked nearly US$90 million in payments to phone and internet scammers in first quarter of 2019

  • Frozen payments involved email fraud, online romance scams and investment fraud.
  • Phone frauds include fake officials, bogus kidnappings and the “guess who I am” scam.
Topic |   Scams and swindles

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Phone and internet fraud is on the rise in Hong Kong, according to police. This most costly phone scam the police prevented this year would have cost the victim HK$980,000. Photo: Reuters
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