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.hkb-online.net purporting to be operated by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC). The website asks recipients to deposit funds into an account if they are interested in a promotional deposit offer. HSBC has clarified that it has no connection with the fraudulent website.
HSBC 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 HSBC at 2748 3322 and any local Police Station or the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.
For further enquiries, please contact:
Sara Yip, Manager (Press), at 2878 8246 or
Hing-Fung Wong, Officer (Press), at 2878 1802
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
18 August 2006