The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public in Hong Kong to a fraudulent website with the domain name "www.onlinebea.com". The website looks very similar to the official website of The Bank of East Asia, Limited (BEA). BEA has issued a press release today to clarify that it has no affiliation with the fraudulent website.
BEA has already reported the case to the Hong Kong Police Force for further investigation. Since the fraudulent website is hosted overseas, the Hong Kong Police Force will liaise with the relevant overseas authorities to take appropriate action in relation to this website. Anyone who has dealings with this fraudulent website, or has conducted any transactions through the website should contact any local Police Station or the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012 and BEA at 3407 2018.
For further enquiries, please contact:
Jasmin Fung, Manager (Press), at 2878 8246 or
Thomas Chan, Senior Manager (Press), at 2878 1480
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
23 February 2004