Hong Kong woman, 90, conned out of $32m in phone scam

The elderly millionaire fell prey to con artists posing as Chinese security officials who told her she was the victim of identity fraudA 90-year-old Hong Kong woman has been conned out of US$32m by fraudsters posing as Chinese officials, police have said, in the city’s biggest recorded phone scam.Police said on Tuesday that scammers had targeted an elderly woman living in a mansion on The Peak, Hong Kong’s ritziest neighbourhood. Continue reading...

The elderly millionaire fell prey to con artists posing as Chinese security officials who told her she was the victim of identity fraud

A 90-year-old Hong Kong woman has been conned out of US$32m by fraudsters posing as Chinese officials, police have said, in the city’s biggest recorded phone scam.

Police said on Tuesday that scammers had targeted an elderly woman living in a mansion on The Peak, Hong Kong’s ritziest neighbourhood.

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