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Involved in the theft of multiple citizens' data to apply for credit cards or online shopping, the police smashed a non-Chinese fraud group and arrested 6 people

2022-12-15T16:17:59.991Z


The police said that this year they received a number of reports from citizens that their personal data had been stolen. After in-depth investigation and intelligence analysis, the Regional Intelligence Unit of Hong Kong Island and the Anti-Triad Action Team identified a scam group controlled by non-Chinese


The police said that this year they received a number of reports from citizens that their personal data had been stolen.

After in-depth investigation and intelligence analysis, the Hong Kong Island Regional Intelligence Unit and the Anti-Triad Action Team identified a fraud group controlled by non-Chinese.

The investigation revealed that the group stole the personal data of 11 victims from April to December this year, including using stolen ID cards, illegally obtained personal data and forged address proofs to apply for credit cards or use The victim's e-wallet carried out more than 200 online transactions involving more than 300,000 yuan.


After investigation, the police launched an arrest operation yesterday (15th) and arrested 5 Nepalese men and 1 Indonesian woman (aged 22 to 55) in Kowloon District. Among them, 1 male mastermind and 3 members were arrested in Kowloon City. They were suspected of "theft" and "conspiracy to defraud". During the operation, the police seized an ID card suspected to be related to the case, and it is not ruled out that more people will be arrested.

During the operation, six non-Chinese men and women were arrested.

(provided by the police)

The police reminded that citizens should take good care of their personal belongings at all times.

If you lose your ID card or credit card, you should call the police and notify the relevant card issuer as soon as possible to avoid loss.

The police reiterated that conspiracy to defraud is a serious crime. Once convicted, the maximum penalty is 14 years' imprisonment. Members of the public should not try their best.

Source: hk1

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