33-year-old woman in Wan Chai deceived over HK$170,000 in loan scam


9th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) At about 2 am today (9th), a woman 33 years old) at a unit at 86 Lockhart Road, Wanchai reported to police that she had received a call from a stranger earlier, claiming he was a bank employee who could provide low-interest loan. However, he requested her to pay a deposit first.

The victim then transferred about HK$170,000 to a local bank account as instructed. After calling the relevant bank for enquiry, she learned that she might have been deceived, so she called the police for help. Police officers arrived to about the incident from the victim and seized relevant bank records. After preliminary investigation, the case was classified as “obtaining property by deception” and it was handed over to the Wan Chai Police District Criminal Investigation Team to follow up. No arrests have been made so far.