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Beware of Phone Scammers Impersonating Staff of Department of Health


Defrauding Tricks

Recently, the Police have received public enquires about pre-recorded voice calls purportedly made from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP). The callers alleged that the recipients should be notified of some important announcements on COVID-19 pandemic and asked them to contact the CHP by pressing 3. After the recipients pressed the button, the calls were forwarded to a scammer impersonating a CHP staff who asked the recipients for their personal information, including their bank account information and passwords.


Our Advice

  • The Department of Health will not ask for your bank account details or passwords;

  • If the Department of Health needs to contact you by phone, relevant information will be provided to verify the identity of both parties;

  • Hang up the phone immediately if you suspect that it is a scam call;

  • Remind your relatives and friends to stay alert against deception;

  • If you suspect that you have fallen prey to scams, please call the “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222”.