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Want to get rich like celebrities but run up credit card debts instead?
2021-10-04

Want to get rich like celebrities but run up credit card debts instead?
Defrauding Tricks
  • Fraudsters advertise on social media, claiming that some celebrities have become rich through their company’s investment plans (such as cryptocurrency trading).
  • When victims click the advertisement to enter the company’s website and register thereon using credit cards as instructed, they would receive overseas calls from alleged staff of the company the following day.
  • Fraudsters would call in English, and require victims to provide more personal information (including credit card CVV and identity card numbers, etc.)
  • Meanwhile, victims would receive a verification code via SMS purportedly sent by the company (which is indeed the one-time password (OTP) for a credit card payment), and would be requested to provide the said code for identity verification.
  • Fraudsters would then use various pretexts (for example, the verification code has expired or they cannot listen to the code clearly on the phone) to ask the victims to provide the code again for re-verification. In fact, fraudsters have been using victims’ credit cards to make payments repeatedly.
Our Advice
  • Do not disclose casually the one-time password for credit card payments to prevent theft of accounts.
  • If you are in doubt about the identity of the people over the phone, you should stop the transactions at once.
  • If you are in doubt about the SMS confirmation for related transactions, you should call the credit card center straight away.
  • If in doubt, please call 18222 immediately.