Bank phishing scam uncovered in latest alerts from government

Hong Kong's Monetary Authority issued two alerts on Monday, May 23, one regarding a fraudulent Dah Sing Bank website and another about a phishing email claiming to be from Standard Chartered Bank.

Dah Sing Bank had, in a press release, reminded customers that its only official website is Standard Chartered Bank likewise told its customers to never access any of their e-Banking accounts through email hyperlinks.

More information about these scams can be found on the Hong Kong Monetary Authority website.

Anyone who has given personal information or conducted financial transactions through these fraudulent websites / circulating emails must contact the police at 2860 5012, as well as the corresponding banks (Dah Sing Bank hotline 3101 3111; Standard Chartered Bank hotline 2886 8868 local 260).

On May 20, Bay Media reported about another phishing email, claiming to be from HK Electric.


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