To step up combat actions against deception and increase public awareness of various kinds of scams, the Hong Kong Police Force set up the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre (ADCC) under the Commercial Crime Bureau with a view to consolidating all the relevant efforts of the Force in fighting and preventing the crime.
Coming into operation on 20 July 2017, the ADCC operates an all-day enquiry hotline, “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222”, to provide immediate consultation for the general public and enhance support to frontline units of the Force in order to handle suspicious deception cases in a more effective manner. The general public may browse ADCC's website for the latest modus operandi of deception and scam alerts.
The ADCC performs the following major functions:
The establishment of the ADCC reflects the determination of the Force to safeguard the general public's property, and starts a new chapter on the joint effort of the Force and various stakeholders to fight deceptions.