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Scores of Hongkongers hit by mask scam on Facebook, hundreds more could be fraud victims since coronavirus outbreak

About 100 Hongkongers have fallen victim to mask scams orchestrated by an organised gang on Facebook, according to a Consumer Council member who has received hundreds more complaints about similar cons during the coronavirus outbreak.Scammers advertised boxes of 100 surgical masks for sale at up to HK$400 each (US$51) on the social media platform but they did not deliver the products after receiving payment, said council member Ramon Yuen Hoi-man, from the Democratic Party.Yuen, who accompanied…

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