Message from Estates Office
Dear colleagues and students,
It has come to our attention that HKU staff and students are still receiving phishing calls from fraudsters trying to deceive their money or to solicit their personal or bank account information.
The fraudsters use technology to make their calls as though originated from:
(a) Immigration Department of Hong Kong or from Mainland China
(b) Well known delivery companies, such as S F Express or TaoBao.com
(c) Banks, such as HSBC, Bank of China, etc.
(d) Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong SAR
The fraudsters would allege that you are implicated in a crime, such as making delivery of a parcel with illegal items, making remittance with forged bank document etc., and would transfer the call to relevant local Public Security Authority where the scammers would instruct you to deposit a sum of money to the fraudulent Authority’s bank account to prove your innocence, otherwise you would be stopped by the immigration officers when crossing the border. The fraudsters would even provide fraudulent websites of the alleged Authority for you to enter your personal and bank account information.
- Never give out any personal or financial information on the phone if the call is not initiated by you.
- Do not trust the caller ID easily - scammers can use technology to make it appear as though their calls are coming from legitimate businesses or organizations.
- Trust your instincts - if something does not seem right to you, end the call.
Security and Parking Unit
騙徒會假稱你已牽涉入刑事案件（例如投遞了一個藏有非法物品的包裹，或使用偽造文件進行了匯款等）， 然後會將電話線轉駁至有關地方的公安機構。隨後那些訛稱地方公安機構的騙徒會指示你存入一定數目的金額到虛假的地方公安機構的銀行賬戶，以證明你的清白。 如不聽從指示，你在出入境時將會被邊境執法人員拘留。騙徒甚至提供虛假的網站，指示你輸入個人和銀行賬戶資料。
- 不要輕信來電顯示 ：騙徒會利用科技使其電話號碼顯示為合法的公司或機構；