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Beware of Phone Scammers Impersonating Police Officers

Beware of Phone Scammers Impersonating Police Officers
Defrauding Tricks

Recently, the Police have received public enquires about incoming calls prefixed with “+852”. Putonghua-speaking callers, purporting to be police officers of the Financial Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, claim that the victims have committed the offence of money laundering and ask the victims to meet up at designated places. During the call, fraudsters can tell the victims’ names.

Our Advice
  • Most incoming calls prefixed with “+852” are scam calls originating from outside Hong Kong. The Police and other government organisations will not make calls to the public using numbers prefixed with “+852”;
  • If you receive calls purporting to be from law enforcement officers or staff of government organisations and request for your personal information and properties under various pretexts, contact the corresponding organisations to verify the identity of callers proactively;
  • Do not disclose to strangers your personal information, such as identity card numbers, bank account numbers, online banking accounts and passwords;
  • Do not download any unknown applications, or input any information into unknown applications or websites;
  • Remind your relatives and friends to stay vigilant against deception.
  • If in doubt, please call the “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” for advice.