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Beware of Fraudulent Messages Purportedly from ADCC

Defrauding Tricks

Earlier, there were scammers opening an account on social media purportedly to be that of the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre (ADCC). Recently, they impersonated the ADCC and sent fraudulent messages to members of the public on the instant messaging app “WhatsApp” with the ADCC’s logo as the profile picture. Claiming to be the branch of the ADCC in Macao, the scammers asked the recipients to co-operate with the police in the investigation of money laundering cases, or else they might be arrested. The scammers sought to obtain the recipients’ personal information, bank account details, passwords, etc. by deception.


Our Advice

  • The ADCC has no branches in any countries or regions;

  • Genuine law enforcement officers will not ask for sensitive information such as your bank account password in investigation into cases;

  • Even if strangers are able to tell your personal information or send you legal documents with your photo, it does not necessarily mean that they are genuine law enforcement officers. Scammers can obtain the personal information of the public by unlawful means;

  • Stay alert if anyone claim themselves as officers of law enforcement or government agencies. You should contact corresponding agencies to verify their identities;

  • Do not believe unknown callers or SMS messages or disclose your personal information, bank account details and password to them;

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

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