Police handled 1,687 reports of phone scams in the first nine months of 2022, up 130 per cent from 735 cases in the same period last year. Photo: Shutterstock
Police handled 1,687 reports of phone scams in the first nine months of 2022, up 130 per cent from 735 cases in the same period last year. Photo: Shutterstock

Vigilant Hong Kong bank worker foils ‘guess-who-I-am’ phone scam, saving HK$200,000 in potential losses for victim

  • Scam victim, 85, had already lost HK$100,000 in earlier part of ruse, with suspect arrested after returning to collect extra money on second run
  • Trickster pretended to be son of elderly couple, claiming he needed bail money as he had been detained by police over a criminal investigation

Police handled 1,687 reports of phone scams in the first nine months of 2022, up 130 per cent from 735 cases in the same period last year. Photo: Shutterstock
Police handled 1,687 reports of phone scams in the first nine months of 2022, up 130 per cent from 735 cases in the same period last year. Photo: Shutterstock
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