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The police are investigating nearly 300 people for suspected involvement in a variety of scams.

Victims lost close to $7 million in the 534 cases being probed.

The suspects – 193 men and 101 women aged between 16 and 74 – are believed to be involved in cheating, money laundering or providing payment services without a licence, said the police yesterday.

The scams were linked to Internet love, e-commerce, government-official impersonations, investments, jobs, fake gambling platforms and loans.

The suspects were rounded up after the authorities launched a two-week operation between May 22 and Friday.

The police advised people to “always…

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