Police insiders have told the Post that online romance scammers are now earning big scores by luring victims into phoney investments. Photo: Warton Li Police insiders have told the Post that online romance scammers are now earning big scores by luring victims into phoney investments. Photo: Warton Li
Police insiders have told the Post that online romance scammers are now earning big scores by luring victims into phoney investments. Photo: Warton Li

Romance and cryptocurrency: lovelorn Hongkongers taken for tens of millions by new hybrid scam, police sources say

  • International love scammers are luring their targets into bogus investments, allowing them to take more money from each victim, force insiders say
  • About a third of recent cases involving phoney online romances also saw targets pulled into schemes involving non-existent cryptocurrency accounts

Topic |   Scams and swindles
Police insiders have told the Post that online romance scammers are now earning big scores by luring victims into phoney investments. Photo: Warton Li Police insiders have told the Post that online romance scammers are now earning big scores by luring victims into phoney investments. Photo: Warton Li
Police insiders have told the Post that online romance scammers are now earning big scores by luring victims into phoney investments. Photo: Warton Li
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