Phone scams with fraudsters posing as mainland officials citing the national security law have been on the rise in Hong Kong, police say. Photo: Shutterstock Phone scams with fraudsters posing as mainland officials citing the national security law have been on the rise in Hong Kong, police say. Photo: Shutterstock
Phone scams with fraudsters posing as mainland officials citing the national security law have been on the rise in Hong Kong, police say. Photo: Shutterstock

When national security law becomes a scam: Hong Kong police warn of phone con in which criminals pose as state officials

  • Woman, 71, recalls how fraudsters knew her ID number and even offered guidance and money to solve bogus security law case involving her
  • In recent scams, victims are accused of advocating Hong Kong independence

Topic |   Scams and swindles
Phone scams with fraudsters posing as mainland officials citing the national security law have been on the rise in Hong Kong, police say. Photo: Shutterstock Phone scams with fraudsters posing as mainland officials citing the national security law have been on the rise in Hong Kong, police say. Photo: Shutterstock
Phone scams with fraudsters posing as mainland officials citing the national security law have been on the rise in Hong Kong, police say. Photo: Shutterstock
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