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

Modus Operandi

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. The swindlers even forged instruments pretending to be issued by the ICAC or the Mainland law enforcement authorities, conning the victims into remitting money to designated bank accounts.

Our Advice

  • The ICAC and relevant Mainland authorities have confirmed the following “Three ‘Not’s”: (1) Would not issue any wanted warrant online; (2) Would not request you to make a bank transfer in order to prove your innocence; (3) Would not request you to disclose any password.
  • If the callers claim themselves as agents of law enforcement authorities or other institutions and request for your personal data and property with various reasons, contact the corresponding offices to verify the identity of the callers.
  • Do not transfer money to strangers’ bank accounts.
  • Remind your relatives and friends to stay alert against deception.
  • If in doubt, please call the Anti-Scam Helpline 18222 immediately.