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Scammers Purporting to be ADCC Open Fraudulent Account on Facebook

Defrauding Tricks

Recently, there are scammers opening an account named “Hong Kong Adcc Anti-Deception Alliance of Non-profit-making Organisations” (香港Adcc非營利組織反詐聯盟) on Facebook with the logo of the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre (ADCC) once again. They, claiming to be the Global Anti-Scam Association, published fraudulent advertising messages and purported to be able to help members of the public having fallen prey to online scams recover their losses.

The account provided a hyperlink with the name “Global Network Anti-Deception Alliance” (國際網絡反詐騙聯盟) as a guise for confusing members of the public and misleading them into believing that consultation would be offered for free, attempting to obtain their personal information, bank account numbers, passwords, etc.

Our Advice

  • The ADCC will not forward phone calls to any legal institutions when providing the public with consultation on deception cases through the “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222”;

  • 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 numbers and passwords to them;

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

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