Hong Kong teen arrested in connection with HK$200 million phone scam, that saw elderly residents robbed of their life savings

A teenager has been arrested in connection with one of the phone scams that saw Hongkongers conned out of more than HK$200 million between January and August this year, and elderly residents robbed of their life savings.The 18-year-old university student, who had more than HK$300,000 in her bank account, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of being a “spy” for the fraudsters, who posed as law enforcement officers from mainland China.She has been accused of helping to collect HK$2.4 million…

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