Cryptocurrency scams accounted for a significant portion of the money conned through cybercrimes in Hong Kong in the first half of 2022. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Cryptocurrency scams accounted for a significant portion of the money conned through cybercrimes in Hong Kong in the first half of 2022. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

HK$387.9 million in cryptocurrency scammed in first half of 2022 in Hong Kong

  • Some HK$1.58 billion swindled through cyber offences in first half of this year, police reveal
  • Together with job offer scams and fraudulent online shopping activity, cryptocurrency scams make up the top 3 types of cybercrimes in the city

Cryptocurrency scams accounted for a significant portion of the money conned through cybercrimes in Hong Kong in the first half of 2022. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Cryptocurrency scams accounted for a significant portion of the money conned through cybercrimes in Hong Kong in the first half of 2022. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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