Some desperate Hong Kong job-hunters were tricked into giving up their personal details by scammers, who then took out loans in their name. Photo: Shutterstock Some desperate Hong Kong job-hunters were tricked into giving up their personal details by scammers, who then took out loans in their name. Photo: Shutterstock
Some desperate Hong Kong job-hunters were tricked into giving up their personal details by scammers, who then took out loans in their name. Photo: Shutterstock

Desperate Hong Kong job-hunters ‘easy prey’ for scammers, lose HK$6.4 million in first two months of year

  • One scam saw victims use their own funds to place orders on phoney shopping apps, money that would disappear instead of returning the promised commissions
  • ‘Sometimes the victims hadn’t even been to the office of the so-called company or understand the nature of the job before giving out their personal information’, acting Commercial Crime Bureau chief says

Topic |   Scams and swindles
Some desperate Hong Kong job-hunters were tricked into giving up their personal details by scammers, who then took out loans in their name. Photo: Shutterstock Some desperate Hong Kong job-hunters were tricked into giving up their personal details by scammers, who then took out loans in their name. Photo: Shutterstock
Some desperate Hong Kong job-hunters were tricked into giving up their personal details by scammers, who then took out loans in their name. Photo: Shutterstock
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