Criminals conned 100 Hongkongers out of HK$31.5 million (US$4 million) in low-interest loan scams in the first seven months of this year, prompting police to urge the public to be wary of getting duped.The con artists usually posed as employees of local banks or financial intermediaries, cold-calling their targets to offer the loans, said Senior Inspector Cheung Man-hon of the police force’s commercial crime bureau.“Fraudsters then lured victims to pay an administrative fee or surety to secure…

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