In the first quarter of 2019, the Hong Kong police’s anti-fraud squad received 388 requests to block payments in fraud cases totalling more than HK$1.42 billion. Photo: Shutterstock

Commercial email fraud dupes 179 Hong Kong and overseas companies, bilking US$51 million in first quarter of 2019

  • Police handled 887 reports of commercial email scams in 2018, involving the loss of HK$1.71 billion. In 2017, firms lost HK$992 million
Topic |   Scams and swindles

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In the first quarter of 2019, the Hong Kong police’s anti-fraud squad received 388 requests to block payments in fraud cases totalling more than HK$1.42 billion. Photo: Shutterstock
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