Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups urges teens to be alert to cyber crimes

South China Morning Post, with additional reporting by Ben Pang

The advice comes after three secondary school students were arrested on suspicion of running online investment scams that duped seven investors out of HK$1.8 million

South China Morning Post, with additional reporting by Ben Pang |

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The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups has advised young people to be aware of cyber crimes. Three secondary school students, one of whom is only 14, were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of running online investment scams that duped seven investors out of HK$1.8 million.

The alleged scammers include one teenage boy and two female students aged 17 and 21, according to police.

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The HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre supervisor Chan Man-ho advised Young Post readers to be wary of unreliable posts online. 

“Be alert of cyber crimes. If online activities involve any investment or selling, consult with teachers or parents,” he told Young Post yesterday. “Some teenagers are not aware of any liability for their online activites so it's easy to commit a crime or fall prey to scammers."