Taiwanese businessman cheated out of US$100,000 in fake gold scam in Hong Kong

Police are searching for four men in connection with the incident, which took place in a hotel room in Tsim Sha Tsui this week  

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/07/30
By: Juvina Lai, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man was duped out of NT$3 million (US$100,000) with fake gold granules in his hotel room in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

This is said to be the third such case in Tsim Sha Shui district over the past three months. Three Hongkongers were scammed out of HK$1.63 million in total in another two cases in May and June this year.

Crime squad from the Yau Tsim district is investigating whether the three cases were .carried out by the same gang.

It is understood that swindlers posing as gold traders find their victims online by offering gold bars or granules for a relatively cheaper or bargain price. [FULL  STORY]

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