The amount lost in phone scams this year has shot up, with mainland Chinese fraudsters impersonating law enforcement officials to swindle victims. Photo: Shutterstock
The amount lost in phone scams this year has shot up, with mainland Chinese fraudsters impersonating law enforcement officials to swindle victims. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong residents lose HK$726 million in 2021 to phone scammers pretending to be mainland Chinese officials

  • Newly arrived mainland Chinese students tricked by scammers accusing them of breaking the law across the border
  • Locals targeted by tricksters claiming ‘discrepancies’ in personal information for Covid-19 vaccine

Topic |   Scams and swindles
The amount lost in phone scams this year has shot up, with mainland Chinese fraudsters impersonating law enforcement officials to swindle victims. Photo: Shutterstock
The amount lost in phone scams this year has shot up, with mainland Chinese fraudsters impersonating law enforcement officials to swindle victims. Photo: Shutterstock
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