Police set up a special New Territories South technology unit to pursue a sharp rise in online scams in the region. Photo: Warton Li
Police set up a special New Territories South technology unit to pursue a sharp rise in online scams in the region. Photo: Warton Li

Hong Kong police arrest 58 over online fraud totalling HK$51 million in losses, with HK$10 million love scam among cases

  • Most of the suspects were holders of bank accounts used to collect and launder money from a string of crimes
  • New Territories South technology crime unit was set up in January amid a 265 per cent rise in reports of online deception in the region

Police set up a special New Territories South technology unit to pursue a sharp rise in online scams in the region. Photo: Warton Li
Police set up a special New Territories South technology unit to pursue a sharp rise in online scams in the region. Photo: Warton Li
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