The Hong Kong Monetary Authority wishes to alert members of the public in Hong Kong to a fraudulent website with the domain name "www.barclays-eu.org". The website looks similar to the official website of Barclays Bank Plc. Barclays Bank Plc has issued a press release today (Wednesday) to clarify that Barclays Bank Plc has no connection with the fraudulent website.
Barclays Bank Plc has reported the case to the Hong Kong Police Force for further investigation. Anyone who has provided his or her personal information to the website or has conducted any financial transactions through the website should contact Barclays Bank Plc at 2903 2000 and any local Police Station or the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.
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
5 January 2005