Experts fear that new forms of communication via the internet are making Hongkongers particularly vulnerable to deception. Photo: Thomas Yau

Why Hongkongers are easy prey for a new breed of con artist

Whether they’re seeking love online or just looking for ways to make a quick profit, more and more people are falling victim to various scams

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Experts fear that new forms of communication via the internet are making Hongkongers particularly vulnerable to deception. Photo: Thomas Yau
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Julia Hollingsworth

Julia Hollingsworth

Julia Hollingsworth was a reporter with the South China Morning Post. Before coming to SCMP, she studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and worked in New Zealand as a general news reporter for Australian Associated Press.