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Hong Kong police arrest three after victim loses HK$69 million in city’s biggest-ever phone scam

A 65-year-old retiree suffered the biggest phone scam loss in Hong Kong history when swindlers impersonating mainland Chinese officials duped her out of nearly HK$69 million (US$8.9 million), police said on Friday as they revealed the arrest of three suspects.Her losses from last October’s fraud were about HK$10 million more than what was conned out of a local businessman five years ago, the previous largest case for this type of scam.Desperate Hong Kong job-hunters lose HK$6.4 million in first…


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