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

Topic |   Scams and swindles
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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