A 90-year-old woman filed a lawsuit against Hong Kong Police on March 2 after losing about $ 32 million (about R $ 178.2 at the current price) in a scam. The organized coup was implemented in August last year, when the elderly woman received a phone call.
On the other end of the line, the suspected gang claimed to be representing law enforcement officials in mainland China, according to CNN. They said that the woman’s identity had been used in illegal activities on Chinese territory.
The victim ended up believing the lie, and then one of the group members went to the woman’s house, where he handed her a mobile phone so that she could only communicate with them on the device, according to the police.
According to the post, the women were instructed to transfer money to bank accounts designated for the group to “investigate” whether the money was the result of a crime. And promised to return the full amount after investigation.
In all, there were 11 transactions carried out on your bank accounts of the criminals. The woman lives in Hong Kong’s most expensive neighborhood, in an area called The Peak, according to the South China Morning Post.
A 19-year-old suspect was arrested on March 25 on suspicion of involvement in fraud. He was released on bail and is due to report to the police in late April.
The case is still under investigation and more arrests related to the fraud have yet to be made.