Beware of Telephone Deception!!
Various types of telephone fraud has risen recently, fraudsters were intimidating, issuing instructions in a way that many believed they are government officials/ dealing with the police. Scenarios like the individual’s account was being frozen or used for money laundering activities, or that parcels/ documents sent by the individual were in custody were presented; befuddled with the provision of the individual’s particulars, the fraudsters then tricked that individual into parting with money or disclosing personal information, e.g. bank account number and password details.
We hereby alert you to be watchful on suspected telephone frauds. Stay calm and verify the caller’s identity would be helpful, if in doubt. Most importantly, personal information, e.g. bank account number and password details, should be kept strictly confidential and not to be disclosed to anyone. Last but not least, do NOT deposit any money to bank account instructed by the fraudsters. Law enforcement agents in Hong Kong/ the Mainland will never request ATM/ Internet banking passwords nor any money to prove your innocence.
You may report any suspected case to the Police Force at Ma On Shan Station on 3661 1700; or call 999 for any emergency. For more information of telephone deception and advice from the Hong Kong Police, please visit: www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/04_crime_matters/adcc.
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