Hong Kong police have busted a syndicate that used the offer of ‘compensated dating’ services to relieve 11 men of HK$2.8 million. Photo: Shutterstock Hong Kong police have busted a syndicate that used the offer of ‘compensated dating’ services to relieve 11 men of HK$2.8 million. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong police have busted a syndicate that used the offer of ‘compensated dating’ services to relieve 11 men of HK$2.8 million. Photo: Shutterstock
Crime

Hong Kong police bust ‘compensated dating’ syndicate, arrest five over scam that conned 11 men out of HK$2.8 million

  • Victims were targeted on social media, then told they needed to make deposits before meeting women who would provide companionship or sex
  • Dubbed operation ‘Topshield’, the crackdown comes after police noticed a 12.7 per cent jump in such cases in 2020

Topic |   Crime
Hong Kong police have busted a syndicate that used the offer of ‘compensated dating’ services to relieve 11 men of HK$2.8 million. Photo: Shutterstock Hong Kong police have busted a syndicate that used the offer of ‘compensated dating’ services to relieve 11 men of HK$2.8 million. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong police have busted a syndicate that used the offer of ‘compensated dating’ services to relieve 11 men of HK$2.8 million. Photo: Shutterstock
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