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Scammers pretend to be Anti-Scam officers

So far, fraudsters have impersonated staff of the Immigration Department, Mainland Public Security Bureau, courier and telecommunications companies. Now, fraudsters go as far as to impersonate officers of the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre (ADCC). How could you still trust them?

Beware of new MO of SIM card deception

Scammer first borrows victim’s mobile phone with different pretexts. Scammer then takes the SIM card from victim’s phone and use it to purchase apps or digital content via mobile apps store. Since the payment will be made through “mobile phone billing service” provided by telecom service provider, the scam is not unveiled until the victim receives the respective telecom bill.

Telephone Deception (Impersonating Staff of Telecommunications Companies)

It has recently come to the Police’s attention that swindlers are making scam phone calls by impersonating staff of telecommunications companies. Please stay alert!

Telephone Deception with New M.O. – Installing bogus APP/ Malware

Fraudsters would instruct victims to install bogus APP or Malware through website in order to obtain the bank account numbers and passwords. Please stay alert!

Telephone Deception with New M.O. - Impersonating the ICAC and the Mainland Officials

Members of the public have received calls from phone scammers impersonating the ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) or the Mainland officials and claiming that the call recipients were involved in fraud or money-laundering cases.

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An infographic on students falling prey to telephone deception

An infographic on students falling prey to telephone deception

‘Pretend Staff of Express Delivery Companies, Hong Kong Immigration Department Officials and Mainland Public Security Officials’ telephone deception scams

Police recently noticed an increase of telephone deception scams in which offenders pretended to be staff of express delivery companies, Hong Kong Immigration Department officials and Mainland public security officials.

Beware of the new email scams

Beware of “Online Romance Scam x Bogus Law Enforcement Authority” Reloading Scam

Recently, overseas residents reported to officers of the “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” that fraudsters had been using social media to approach and develop love relationships with victims. They would request the victims to make money transfers with different pretexts.