Author: Clifford Lo

The Hong Kong Police Crack Down on Fraud Syndicate In a recent crackdown, Hong Kong police have arrested seven individuals allegedly involved in a fraud syndicate that scammed 13 loan applicants, including a businessman and a professional, out of nearly HK$10 million (US$1.3 million) in just four months. The syndicate members posed as bank employees, offering low-interest loans via cold calls between February and May. Victims were then lured into making advance payments to secure the loans through various deceptive tactics. The fraudsters carefully covered their tracks by making victims wait for updates while they vanished. Some victims were even…

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A tragic incident unfolded in a Hong Kong public housing flat, where a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of killing his 44-year-old stepfather after a dispute over trivial matters. The police also arrested the man’s elder sister and mother for allegedly misleading officers about how the victim sustained fatal head injuries. Emergency responders were called to the scene at Fortune Estate in Cheung Sha Wan, where the victim was found unconscious with severe head injuries. Despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at Caritas Medical Centre in Sham Shui Po. Following a preliminary investigation, it was revealed…

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A 37-year-old man in Hong Kong was arrested for attempting to snatch a police officer’s service revolver at a hospital after his wife was seriously injured in a traffic accident. The incident occurred at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei, where the man launched an attack on the officer trying to seize the weapon but was subdued by another officer before any harm was done. The man was arrested for assaulting a police officer and attempting to steal his weapon. The man and his wife were involved in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, resulting in his wife sustaining leg…

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Authorities in Hong Kong have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of animal cruelty following a disturbing online post about a cat being abused. The incident allegedly took place at Lucky Plaza private housing estate in Sha Tin last Friday. After an initial investigation spurred by social media buzz, the police were able to track down the suspect based on security camera footage and descriptions from eyewitnesses. The man was taken into custody on Monday at a public housing flat in the same district. The accused individual faces charges of animal cruelty, with potential penalties including up to three years…

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Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted three separate shipments destined for Malaysia, containing smuggled goods worth HK$100 million, including mobile phones, computer components, and vehicle parts. Senior Investigator Lam Chun-hing raised concerns that mainland China may have been the ultimate destination due to a demand for electronic products there. If successful, up to HK$20 million in tariffs could have been evaded. A 60-year-old logistics company director was arrested in connection with one of the shipments, facing potential jail time and fines under the Import and Export Ordinance. Customs officers are probing links between the cases and seeking cooperation from Malaysian…

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A recent crackdown by Hong Kong police led to the arrest of 12 individuals involved in illegal debt collection activities, where they were accused of using tactics like splashing red paint on buildings and making threatening phone calls to recover outstanding loan payments. The suspects were connected to 18 cases of criminal damage and intimidation, totaling HK$5.4 million in Wong Tai Sin and Sai Kung. Some suspects were paid up to HK$1,000 each to carry out these crimes. The police operation resulted in the detention of eight men and four women, aged 27 to 63, on charges of criminal damage…

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In a shocking incident, a 43-year-old man in Hong Kong is being sought by police for allegedly attempting to kill his wife and three daughters by starting a charcoal fire in their public housing flat. It is believed that the man drugged his family before setting the fire, which was discovered by his wife early on Wednesday morning. The victims were rushed to the hospital after feeling dizzy, with no suicide note found at the scene. The man, reportedly facing financial difficulties, had no history of domestic violence. As of now, the case is classified as attempted murder, and police…

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Hong Kong national security police have charged a 29-year-old man for writing seditious words on the back of bus seats, allegedly inciting hatred towards local and central governments. The suspect, a clerical worker, is the third person to be charged under the city’s domestic national security law. The arrest took place in Tseung Kwan O, where the man wrote provocative messages on public buses in March and April. The man faces charges of “doing an act with seditious intention” and “destroying or damaging property”, with a maximum penalty of seven years in jail. The Safeguarding National Security Ordinance was enacted…

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Hong Kong police recently uncovered a syndicate behind a series of online job scams, where fraudsters posed as legitimate employees to trick jobseekers into paying hefty sums. The scammers used real names and contact information of employees to make their offers seem more authentic. In one instance, they even impersonated a store employee to extract information from another chain store. The scam involved convincing victims to pay administrative fees or surety amounts, resulting in financial losses ranging from HK$1,000 to HK$20 million per person. The police operation, named “Breakmark,” led to the arrest of 114 individuals linked to 73 reports…

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Hong Kong police have conducted a major crackdown, resulting in the arrest of 84 individuals for illegally using electric mobility devices in the New Territories. The operation, carried out over three days, uncovered various violations, with 29 devices being used for food delivery and some parents even using modified e-bicycles to transport their children. Acting Chief Inspector Ngai Siu-cheong emphasized the dangers of such practices, urging parents to refrain from using these devices to transport children. Many of those caught did not possess driving licenses, posing a risk to themselves and other road users. The police seized a total of…

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