90-year-old woman living in mansion on The Peak conned out of US$32 million in Hong Kong’s biggest phone scam

Apr 19, 2021 | INVESTING

A 90-year-old woman living in a mansion on The Peak was conned out of about HK$250 million (US$32 million) by criminals impersonating mainland officials, making her the biggest known victim of a phone scam in Hong Kong.Police arrested a 19-year-old university student late last month in connection with the crime and officers froze bank accounts containing HK$9 million, but the phone scammers have made off with the rest.Officers from the Central district crime squad began investigating after…

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