The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public in Hong Kong to two fraudulent websites with the domain names "www.standardchartereds.com/~baritone/images/SC/startibank.htm" and "www.standardcharteredhk.net". The websites look similar to the official website of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited has clarified that it has no connection with the fraudulent websites.
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited has reported the case to the Hong Kong Police Force for further investigation. Anyone who has provided his or her personal information to the websites or has conducted any financial transactions through the websites should contact Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited at 2886 8868 and any local Police Station or the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.
For further enquiries, please contact:
Ying-ying Cheng, Manager (Press), at 2878 1687 or
Hing-Fung Wong, Resource Co-ordinator, at 2878 1802
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
25 May 2006