Cybercrimes have been on the rise, as more people work or study from home amid the pandemic. Photo: Edmond So Cybercrimes have been on the rise, as more people work or study from home amid the pandemic. Photo: Edmond So
Cybercrimes have been on the rise, as more people work or study from home amid the pandemic. Photo: Edmond So

Cybercrimes from ‘sextortion’ to love scams surge, scammers prey on young spending more time online amid Covid-19 pandemic

  • Youngest victim was an 11-year-old boy who sent naked photos to a scammer and was blackmailed out of HK$2,500, while biggest case involved HK$350,000
  • Largest love scam was a woman conned out of HK$20 million after befriending an overseas ‘lover’

Topic |   Scams and swindles
Cybercrimes have been on the rise, as more people work or study from home amid the pandemic. Photo: Edmond So Cybercrimes have been on the rise, as more people work or study from home amid the pandemic. Photo: Edmond So
Cybercrimes have been on the rise, as more people work or study from home amid the pandemic. Photo: Edmond So
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