Hong Kong waitress arrested in connection with online romance scam that duped US lawyer out of US$2.6mil


The suspect is accused of being the holder of a local bank account used to launder the proceeds of the scam. The Michigan-based victim was tricked into making millions of dollars’ worth of bogus investments by a woman he befriended on a dating app. — SCMP

An online love scam in which a lawyer in the United States was duped out of more than US$2.6mil (RM10.98mil) has led to the arrest of a Hong Kong waitress on suspicion of money laundering.

A police investigation suggested that the 30-year-old woman was the holder of one of eight local bank accounts allegedly used to collect and launder the proceeds of the scam, a force insider said on Thursday.

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