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.bankofchina.hk.tc" and "bankofchinaa.freehostia.com". The websites look similar to the official website of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (BoCHK). BoCHK has clarified that it has no connection with the fraudulent websites.
BoCHK has reported the case to the Hong Kong Police Force for further investigation. Anyone who has provided personal information to the websites or has conducted any financial transactions through the websites should contact BoCHK at 2332 3328 and any local Police Station or the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.
For further enquiries, please contact:
Thomas Chan, Communications Chief, at 2878 1480 or
Hing-fung Wong, Manager (Communications), at 2878 1802
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
20 March 2009