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

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

The Guardian

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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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