Dating scams in hong kong

In Hong Kong, the SCMP reported, police arrested five local women whose bank accounts were suspected to have been used to transfer the scammed cash to accounts in Malaysia and Taiwan.It said they were being probed for money laundering and obtaining property by deception.The SCMP quoted police as saying the gang was headed by one of the arrested Nigerian men, 33. When police raided the flat, they found love messages on computers and mobile phones.“They used different excuses to cheat, but they never met their victims in person,” a Hong Kong source told SCMP, adding that the gang had targeted more than 100 women in Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea.Last December, Hong Kong, Malaysian and Nigerian police jointly smashed another syndicate based in Malaysia.That group, headed by a Nigerian man and his Malaysian girlfriend, duped 73 Hong Kong women out of HK million from 2014.KUALA LUMPUR: A romance syndicate based here has duped 48 Hong Kong women and one elderly man out of HK.5 million (RM16 million) since January, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.One woman lost HK million to a con artist pretending to be a British engineer, while a 77-year-old man lost HK,500 to “an American woman” he met online.

Romance scams involve criminals striking up online relationships with people under false pretences, often over several months.Another article from SCMP (South China Morning Post), the largest English publication in Hong Kong. I think the key for the arrest was that they used a proper bank a/c for the transaction not Money Gram or Western Union in where it is STILL impossible to trace ANY transactions!


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