There were 532 phone scam cases in Hong Kong from January to May, up from 207 over the same period last year. Photo: Dickson Lee

Elderly people in Hong Kong main targets as phone scams rise sharply, with victims losing HK$185 million in just five months

  • One woman borrowed heavily to pay HK$2.4 million to scammers posing as mainland officials
  • Wan Chai bank employee foiled attempt to get 80-year-old woman to open new online account
Topic |   Scams and swindles
There were 532 phone scam cases in Hong Kong from January to May, up from 207 over the same period last year. Photo: Dickson Lee
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