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Beware of Electronic Consumption Vouchers related Scams (Registration Using Paper Forms)
2021-10-04

Beware of Electronic Consumption Vouchers related Scams (Registration Using Paper Forms)

The government has announced that eligible persons may register electronically (through the Consumption Voucher Scheme (the Scheme) website) or using paper forms for the HK$5000 electronic consumption vouchers from 4 July to 14 August. Registrants who choose to register using paper forms may drop the forms along with a copy of their Hong Kong identity (HKID) cards into around 560 drop boxes at post offices in various districts and designated bank branches from July 5 during office hours.

Electronic consumption vouchers will be disbursed in instalments through four selected stored value facility (SVF) operators, namely Octopus, AlipayHK, Tap & Go or WeChat Pay HK.

Our Advice
  • Before a non-governmental organisation (NGO) helps you register for the Scheme, you should understand the aim and purpose of data collection and where the data will be transferred to;
  • If you choose to register using paper forms, you should drop the forms along with a copy of your HKID cards into designated drop boxes in person;
  • If NGOs or other persons offer to help you register for the Scheme, you should stay alert and protect your personal data carefully;
  • Do not disclose to strangers your personal information, including your names, HKID card numbers, bank account numbers, online banking accounts and PIN codes;
  • If you discover fraudulent use of your identity for registration, you should notify the Consumption Voucher Scheme Secretariat by calling the Scheme hotline (telephone number: 185000);
  • Remind your relatives and friends, especially the elderly at home, to stay vigilant against deception.
  • If in doubt, call the “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” for advice.

For more details on the government’s Consumption Voucher Scheme, please visit the following website: www.consumptionvoucher.gov.hk