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.
Beware of Phone Scammers Impersonating Staff of the Inland Revenue Department
Members of the public have recently received calls from phone scammers impersonating staff of the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and claiming that the call recipients were to be fined for questionable tax issues.
Telephone Deception (Impersonating Staff of Courier Companies)
Members of the public received calls from swindlers who pretended to be staff of courier companies. The swindlers claimed that the identities of the victims were stolen to send parcels and the parcels were in custody by the customs.
Remittance Fraud against Money Service Operators
Recently, it has come to the attention of the Police that fraudsters have been deceiving Money Service Operators (MSO) by showing counterfeit bank deposit slips and identity documents via instant message.