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Scammers Pretending to be International Law Firm Publish Fraudulent Messages about Anti-Deception Coordination Centre on Facebook

Defrauding Tricks

Recently, scammers opened a Facebook account and published fraudulent advertising messages, using the name of an international law firm.

The account claimed that the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre (ADCC) and banks had used a certain technology to help victims recover their pecuniary loss, and had sent 5 000 alert SMS messages to over 4 000 potential victims of scams.

Claiming to offer assistance in handling fraud cases, the account sought to fraudulently obtain the public’s personal information, bank account numbers, passwords, etc.

Our Advice

  • When providing the public with consultation concerning fraud cases, ADCC’s enquiry hotline “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222” will not forward the calls to any law firms;

  • Stay alert if you receive phone calls or messages purporting to be made or sent by law firm staff. You should verify their identities and search the law firm’s information such as phone number and address on the website of the Law Society of Hong Kong;

  • Do not believe unknown callers or disclose your personal information, bank account number 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.