How it works:
- Version 1: a scammer claims to have been robbed of his phone and asks if he can borrow yours. If you do, he runs away with it.
- Version 2: a scammer asks to borrow your phone to call someone to transfer money to him as he has been robbed. Halfway through, he passes the phone to you. The accomplice on the line claims that there is a problem with the transfer. He asks if you can pass scammer #1 money, and he will transfer you the money instead.
- Version 3: a scammer claims to have been robbed and ask if he can borrow money. He passes you a fake name card to try to pass himself off as a reputable person.
Places to beware:
- Hong Kong Island
What to do: