Editorial : HK's biggest phone scam ever

【明報專訊】Phone scams and online scams have increased significantly in Hong Kong amid the pandemic. A 90-year-old woman became the victim of a fraudulent scheme and was defrauded of $250 million within six months in the biggest phone scam involving a single victim ever in Hong Kong. The police have arrested a university student involved, but there are indications that the arrestee is also a victim. The mastermind behind the scam is still at large.