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Beware of Scam Calls Purportedly from Security Bureau

Defrauding Tricks

Recently, members of the public have received scam calls with 8-digit local phone number, purporting to be made from the Security Bureau. Posing as the Bureau’s staff, the caller claimed that the recipients had published messages containing photos and videos of Russo-Ukrainian War as well as appeals to donate money on social media platforms with telephone numbers registered in the Mainland, suspected of having violated Mainland laws. The scammers who speak fluent Putonghua then asked the recipients to provide their personal information or proceed to the Security Bureau office to verify their identity in person. Some scammers were able to tell the recipients’ name during the calls.


Our Advice

  • Do not identify the callers’ identity simply by the name of organisation, phone number, fax number or staff number provided by the callers;

  • Stay vigilant and verify the identity of the callers when receiving any suspicious phone call;

  • Do not disclose to callers such personal information as your ID card number, bank account number and password;

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

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