Online scams accounted for a portion of the billions of dollars laundered through Hong Kong bank accounts in 2020. Photo: Shutterstock Online scams accounted for a portion of the billions of dollars laundered through Hong Kong bank accounts in 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
Online scams accounted for a portion of the billions of dollars laundered through Hong Kong bank accounts in 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
Crime

Over HK$8 billion from scam victims laundered through Hong Kong bank accounts in 2020: police sources

  • The force’s anti-fraud squad managed to intercept nearly HK$3.07 billion of the total involved, conned from local and international victims alike
  • The volume of stop-payment requests from those swindled means more than 10,000 personal and business bank accounts were likely involved

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Online scams accounted for a portion of the billions of dollars laundered through Hong Kong bank accounts in 2020. Photo: Shutterstock Online scams accounted for a portion of the billions of dollars laundered through Hong Kong bank accounts in 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
Online scams accounted for a portion of the billions of dollars laundered through Hong Kong bank accounts in 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
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