There are frequent scams in Hong Kong, and even professionals fall into the trap by mistake.
Two lawyers and an accountant were mistaken in the fake official fraud case and the investment fraud case respectively, with a total loss of nearly 7.8 million yuan. The police are tracking down the scammers and the whereabouts of the huge sum of money.
Both cases happened in November last year. A 31-year-old female lawyer received a call from a scammer in her residence. The other party claimed to be an employee of a telecommunications company and falsely claimed that she was involved in a mainland fraud case. A person who claimed to be an official of the Public Security Bureau made a video call with the party, and then claimed that she was involved in a money laundering case in China, and then sent a forged document with her personal information printed on the "Notice of Release on Bail from the Supreme People's Procuratorate", ordering The female victim believed it was true.
So the female victim bought a new mobile phone according to the scammer's instructions, opened a new bank account at the Bank of East Asia, and opened the online banking service at the same time, and then handed over the account and password to the other party, and even followed the instructions. HK$5.69 million was deposited into the account for investigation purposes.
The swindler knew the taste and asked her for more money again. The female victim immediately became suspicious and checked her bank account immediately. She found that all deposits had been transferred to the swindler's account 5 times. She suspected that she had been cheated, so she called the police for help, but the scammer The disciples have lost contact.
Accountant for falsely claiming insider investment information arrested for $2.1 million
In another investment scam, a 51-year-old accountant received a WhatApps message at home on November 2 last year. The scammer claimed to be a stockbroker of the investment platform "Futu Niu Niu", and then invited the victim to join a network called "Futu Niu Niu". In the WhastsApp group of 223, the scammers provided the victim with insider information claiming to be about mainland stocks, which aroused the victim’s interest. So he followed the instructions of the scammer who claimed to be a customer service staff, and listed on the “Land Stock Connect” group. Fake investment apps open accounts.
According to the instructions, the victim remitted HK$2.1 million to the accounts provided by the fraudsters, including 1 HSBC account, 2 Standard Chartered Bank accounts and 3 Bank of China accounts. Only when the victim was prohibited from withdrawing money from "Land Stock Connect" did he realize It was a scam, so I called the police for help, but the money and the scammer are still missing.
The police are investigating the two fake official scams and investment scams, tracking down the whereabouts of the scammers, and following up the flow of huge sums of money.