Romance and gambling scams two main causes. Other crime under control, with police making good use of CCTV to apprehend suspects.
As pandemic keeps people at home and entry restrictions are tightened up, more and more fraudsters go online to fleece unwary residents.
Credit card fraud runs rampant as customers shop from home, but while there is less violent crime, child sexual abuse is on the rise.
The case involves nine suspects including a bank manager, 11 banks, fraudulent mortgage loans worth MOP 770 million, 362 loans granted by the banks, and MOP 219 million in illegal gains.
A local man was arrested at the Barrier Gate checkpoint for cheating a mainlander out of HK$600,000 after claiming he could help him repay his debts in Macao.
Three men and a woman were arrested for selling 15 fake casino chips worth HK$100,000 each, defrauding two men of HK$1.47 million.
The woman claimed that she owned many luxury properties and that they would belong to the victim after they got married.
Unemployed man arrested for attempting to cash in three fake HK$ 100,000 casino chips last Monday.
Three men and a woman were arrested this week for using fake casino cash chips to defraud three men out of HK$4.9 million (MOP 5.05 million).
A mainland woman was arrested last week for cheating two neighbours out of HK$428,500 (MOP 441,500), by falsely claiming that she could help them earn money through currency exchange deals.
Three currency exchange gang members from the mainland were arrested on Sunday for attacking and robbing a scammer.
A local feng shui master was arrested last Saturday for cheating a trainee out of more than HK$863,000 in a scam to buy a residential flat and set up a joint venture to open a columbarium in the mainland.
A 70-year-old local jobless man has told the police that he has been cheated out of 400,000 yuan (MOP 483,170) in a retirement investment scam, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Chan Wun Man said at a regular press conference on Wednesday.
A key member of a currency exchange gang involved in at least 11 fraud cases totalling about 2.32 million yuan (MOP 2.80 million) was arrested on Friday.
Two men were arrested on Tuesday for cheating a mainland woman out of 500,000 yuan in a gambling scam.
A retired local woman in her seventies was cheated out of 23,400 euros (HK$213,850) in an online dating scam.
Man was arrested for defrauding three male victims out of a total of MOP 4,800 claiming that he could provide sex services for them.
A Public Security Police (PSP) officer and his wife have been arrested for allegedly cheating two men out of HK$10 million in a casino chip redemption deal.
The Judiciary Police (PJ) have noticed that someone recently posted an online message about a friend who fell victim to a bogus online job ad, according to a PJ statement on Sunday.
A local man and a woman were arrested on Friday for cheating a local man out of over MOP 13 million in an online credit-for-sex scam, according to a special press conference held by the Judiciary Police (PJ) on Saturday.
Nine men were arrested on Tuesday for conspiring to provide forged documents to defraud a local bank by applying for bogus car loans, two of which totalling HK$900,000 (MOP 926,862) were paid to the applicants.
A local man was arrested on Monday for cheating a Hong Kong man out of HK$230,000 he had been given as a deposit to purchase facemasks.
A local woman was arrested on Thursday for cheating a female civil servant out of about MOP 1.04 million to purchase two properties in the UK.
A number of residents had received an SMS on their smartphones sent from a local smartphone number offering them “soaring” stock earnings.
The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) recently detected a subsidy scam involving a local education centre defrauding the government-funded Continuing Education Development Plan.