There were 43 reports of online romance fraud in which scammers bagged HK$14.8 million in January this year.

Hong Kong woman, 53, conned out of HK$28 million in romance scam that lasted three years

  • Her online lover claimed he was a businessman with cargo stuck at customs, asking her to pay for tariffs
  • Police say in 2019, three Hongkongers fell victim to such crimes every two days, and targets were mostly women  
Topic |   Scams and swindles
There were 43 reports of online romance fraud in which scammers bagged HK$14.8 million in January this year.
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