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Beware of Scam Calls Purportedly from Mainland Communications Administration


Defrauding Tricks

Recently, the Police have received reports from members of the public about receiving local calls with prefix “+86” or with eight numbers. The caller, speaking in Putonghua, impersonated staff of a municipal communications administration in the Mainland and claimed that the recipients’ identities were stolen for SIM card registration and sending of mass phishing messages. The recipients were asked to co-operate with investigation. The calls were then forwarded to another scammer impersonating Mainland law enforcement officer, who alleged that the recipients had committed money laundering offence and requested their personal information, bank account numbers and passwords. 


Our Advice

  • Stay alert and do not believe calls purportedly made by staff of Mainland communications administration;
  • If anyone claims themselves as law enforcers or government officers and request your personal or financial information under various pretexts, contact corresponding offices to verify their identities;
  • Do not disclose your personal information, bank account numbers and passwords to strangers;
  • Remind your relatives and friends to stay vigilant against deception;
  • If in doubt, please call the “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” for enquiries.