Kowloon City District (KCDIST) and Eastern District (EDIST) gave talks for undergraduates in their respective district to enhance their awareness of telephone deception.
Starting from August, the Police Community Relations Office (PCRO) of KCDIST had arranged eight anti-fraud seminars during the orientation period for freshmen, in particular students from the Mainland, of Hong Kong Baptist University, The Open University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Officers briefed the students on the trend, modus operandi and prevention of telephone deception. They also distributed anti-deception leaflets and came in touch with over 1 500 students.
In addition, PCRO of KCDIST sent messages to local, Mainland and overseas students by email and instant messaging apps via the universities so as to prevent the students from falling prey to phone scam. Visits to Kowloon City Police Station were arranged for some students, in particular those from the Mainland, to enable them to better understand policing work.
Meanwhile, PCRO of EDIST held an anti-fraud seminar at Hong Kong Shue Yan University on August 29 in light of a resurge in deception cases with some of the victims being students from the Mainland. Over 100 students from the Mainland attended the seminar to get to know the modus operandi of deception cases and the channels of assistance provided by the Force. Officers distributed promotional leaflets at the venue to raise the students' awareness of deception.