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.
‘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 “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.