GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

HONG KONG, Jan 3 (FAM) – More online sellers are falling prey to a new scam – face-to-face transactions between different zones at train stations where fake buyers hand empty envelopes as “payment” over the railings, then flee with the sale items, police warn.

According to official figures, although the number of e-shopping scam cases dropped year-on-year by 10 per cent to 945 in the first three quarters of 2016, total monetary losses remained the same at HK$12.7 million.