The fourth graduation ceremony of the Senior Police Call (SPC) Wealth Management Anti Scam Ambassadors was jointly organised by the Police Public Relations Branch (PPRB), the Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB) and the Investor Education Centre (IEC) on November 15. A total of 53 people were appointed as SPC Wealth Management Anti Scam Ambassadors after completing a course on financial management and fraud prevention.
Speaking at the ceremony, Superintendent (Community Relations) of PPRB Wong Ping-ping hoped the ambassdors would keep in mind the content of the course to guard against investment and financial fraud. She also encouraged them to help promote the message of prudent financial management in the community. Ms Wong, together with General Manager of the IEC Mr David Kneebone and Acting Chief Inspector of CCB Ho Siu-tung, presented graduation certificates to the ambassadors.
The course, which was inaugurated in 2015 and taught by experts from CCB and IEC, covered various forms of fraud, anti-deception information and the concept of prudent financial management. Police Community Relations Officers in districts would nominate suitable SPC members to attend a 10-hour course. Those who passed the final assessment would be appointed as SPC Wealth Management Anti Scam Ambassadors. The ambassadors would assist in spreading information on prudent financial management and fraud prevention to the public, especially the elderly community.
A total of 140 ambassadors have been appointed since 2015.