Crimes involving cryptocurrency are on the rise not only in Hong Kong, but worldwide. Photo: Reuters
Crimes involving cryptocurrency are on the rise not only in Hong Kong, but worldwide. Photo: Reuters

Cryptocurrency crime in Hong Kong hits record levels, with one victim losing HK$124 million to fraudsters

  • Police say trend is down to more people staying home and going online amid Covid-19 pandemic
  • Crimes involving the digital currency tend to fall into categories such as money laundering, online shopping scams, or investment ruses

Crimes involving cryptocurrency are on the rise not only in Hong Kong, but worldwide. Photo: Reuters
Crimes involving cryptocurrency are on the rise not only in Hong Kong, but worldwide. Photo: Reuters
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