Woman lost HK$10 million to "mainland law enforcer”

Local | 19 Oct 2021 6:14 pm

A woman told police she lost about HK$10 million to a telephone scammer who claimed to be a mainland law enforcer. 

Police received a report from a local woman this month, saying she had been receiving phone calls since July from an unknown man who claimed to be representing mainland law enforcement. 

The man told her that she was involved in a case on the mainland. 

Another man, making similar claims, contacted her later and asked her to provide her bank account information to assist the investigation. 

She later found that about HK$10 million was transferred from her account between August and September after she gave out the information as instructed.

The case was listed as obtaining property by deception. Investigations are ongoing and no arrest has been made yet.

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