The police received a report at around 12:00 noon today (20th) from a 40-year-old woman surnamed Huang, claiming that she acted as a bill brusher in response to a recruitment message sent by a stranger earlier, and downloaded apps from fake websites to drive up the download rate of apps. and fame to earn commissions, Ms. Huang deposited 70,000 yuan into the two bank accounts designated by the other party according to the instructions, but when she called the Police Anti-Fraud Coordination Center, she found out that she had been cheated, so she called the police for help. After preliminary investigations, the police , listed the case as "obtaining property by deceit", and handed it over to Team 5 of the Criminal Investigation Team of the Kowloon City Police District for follow-up. No one has been arrested yet.
The police pointed out that the scammers’ job advertisements generally claim to be “quick money”, “high labor”, “same day pay” or “work at home”; applicants have low age and education requirements or no work experience and resume; And the actual position or work content, and only provide instant messaging software or mobile phone number contact methods.
Some scammers even pay commissions after the victim's initial deposit to gain the trust of the victim.
Police appeal to members of the public to call "Anti-Scam 18222" if in doubt.