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Beware of Phishing Emails “Purportedly” from Hong Kong Tourism Board

Defrauding Tricks

Recently, scammers randomly sent phishing emails, purporting to be from the Hong Kong Tourism Board, with the address Hello Hong Kong <hellohk@hongkongtourismboard[.]net> to members of the public. They claimed that the recipients had won a round-trip air ticket to Tokyo in a lucky draw and asked them to reply to the email with their personal information (name, date of birth and mobile phone number) to collect the prize.

Our Advice

  • The Hong Kong Tourism Board indicated that they did not have such an email address and had never held such a lucky draw;

  • Do not log on to any websites or download any attachments by clicking on hyperlinks embedded in suspicious SMS emails, messages or web pages;

  • Do not disclose your personal information, credit card details, 3-digit security code and one-time password;

  • Enter suspicious phone numbers, web addresses or transferees’ account numbers on “Scameter” or “Scameter+”, the mobile app of “Scameter”, for security check in addition to seeking verification from official organisations;

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

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