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Beware of Scammer Impersonating Overseas Law Enforcement Officer (Adult Website)

Defrauding Tricks

Recently, the Police have received request for assistance from a member of the public who was asked to dial a technical support hotline for urgent maintenance by constant pop-ups when visiting an adult website. During the call, an English-speaking scammer impersonating overseas law enforcement officer claimed that the victim had committed money laundering outside Hong Kong.


The scammer asked the victim to download a remote control software on his mobile phone and computer so as to control his computer and instructed him to fill his bank account number and password in the form provided for investigation. With details on the form, the scammer logged in to the victim’s online banking account and transferred all his savings.


Our Advice

  • Do not visit any suspicious websites or download any suspicious mobile apps. Do not input bank account and credit card details in suspicious websites and mobile applications.

  • Do not disclose your personal information to strangers, including your name, HKID number, online banking accounts and passwords;

  • Genuine law enforcement officers will not ask for your bank account password through phone calls in investigation of cases, or ask you to transfer money to designated bank account for investigation;

  • If the callers claim themselves as officers of law enforcement agencies or government organisations and request for your personal information and assets under various pretexts, contact corresponding offices to verify their identities;

  • If in doubt, call the “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” for enquiries.