Hong Kong recorded 15,553 cases of deception in 2020, an 89 per cent increase over the figure for 2019, according to police. Photo: Warton Li Hong Kong recorded 15,553 cases of deception in 2020, an 89 per cent increase over the figure for 2019, according to police. Photo: Warton Li
Hong Kong recorded 15,553 cases of deception in 2020, an 89 per cent increase over the figure for 2019, according to police. Photo: Warton Li

Hong Kong police arrest 34 suspected fraudsters after 85 victims tricked out of HK$8.3 million

  • One ploy involved cold-calling victims and tricking them into making a deposit to obtain a low-interest loan but the money then disappeared
  • In another scheme, the victims committed to tempting investments and fake accounts were set up before the cash vanished

Topic |   Scams and swindles
Hong Kong recorded 15,553 cases of deception in 2020, an 89 per cent increase over the figure for 2019, according to police. Photo: Warton Li Hong Kong recorded 15,553 cases of deception in 2020, an 89 per cent increase over the figure for 2019, according to police. Photo: Warton Li
Hong Kong recorded 15,553 cases of deception in 2020, an 89 per cent increase over the figure for 2019, according to police. Photo: Warton Li
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