Hongkongers have been more vulnerable to certain scams in 2020, a trend linked to the coronavirus. Photo: May TseHongkongers have been more vulnerable to certain scams in 2020, a trend linked to the coronavirus. Photo: May Tse
Hongkongers have been more vulnerable to certain scams in 2020, a trend linked to the coronavirus. Photo: May Tse

Coronavirus: Hongkongers lose HK$222 million in romance and telephone scams during Covid-19 crisis

  • Nearly 270 people fall for love cons in city amid sharp rise in confidence tricks over first few months of the year
  • Tricksters capitalise on pandemic by targeting people spending more time at home on the internet, police source says
Topic |   Scams and swindles
Hongkongers have been more vulnerable to certain scams in 2020, a trend linked to the coronavirus. Photo: May TseHongkongers have been more vulnerable to certain scams in 2020, a trend linked to the coronavirus. Photo: May Tse
Hongkongers have been more vulnerable to certain scams in 2020, a trend linked to the coronavirus. Photo: May Tse
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