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Beware of Employment Fraud

Defrauding Tricks

Recently, there were media reports about incidents in which Hong Kong people were suspected to have been lured to Southeast Asian countries and detained to engage in illegal work. The Police attach great importance to the incidents and have been actively following up cases of requests for assistance. Regarding online employment fraud, the Police make the following appeals:


Our Advice

  • Do not trust those recruitment advertisements on the Internet or social media, which claim to offer “quick money” opportunities or high paying jobs that require no qualifications or work experience;

  • Be extremely cautious if employers do not disclose their company information in recruitment advertisements, or just leave their social media or instant messaging application accounts for contact;

  • Give due consideration to the potential risks involved when employers ask you to work outside Hong Kong;

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

  • Hong Kong residents travelling outside Hong Kong who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department at (852) 1868, call the 1868 hotline by network data call via the Immigration Department Mobile Application or submit the Online Assistance Request Form.