We love today's story in the news about a mainland Chinese con artist in Hong Kong who tried to extort money through a phone scam by calling the police.The con artist called three officers at Kwun Tong station yesterday using the lines, "This your son. Help!" and "Your son has a debt problem. Pay money or he will be beaten."
The first call was put to Chief Inspector Chung Chi-ming, who knew it was a trick and tried to persuade the con artist to collect the money face to face. He then asked lots of questions and so the scammer hung up.
I immediately thought this was strange because my uncle does not have my mobile number and the way he talked was not similar even though he immediately changed his tone to be more polite-sounding.