Hong Kong woman, 90, loses US$32m in phone scam


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

Hong Kong’s elderly are plagued by phone scammers who seek out vulnerable and wealthy victims willing to transfer money or make bogus investments.

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



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