Scammers cheat three Hongkongers of HK$30,000 by offering fake online gaming jobs

Con artists are preying on young jobseekers in Hong Kong by offering them bogus opportunities to get paid for playing games online, as the number of employment scams reported surged in the first quarter of this year.

At least 30 people lost about HK$3 million (US$382,000) in job scams in the first three months of 2018, almost triple the total amount for the whole of last year, when 43 people lost HK$1.13 million in 33 cases. In 2016, there were 46 victims in 29 cases, with the scammers…

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