The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public in Hong Kong to fraudulent emails purporting to be issued by the HKMA from the email accounts email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. The HKMA has no connection with the fraudulent emails.
As a central banking institution, the HKMA does not provide any form of banking services to individuals or companies or serve as a representative of any financial institutions. Under no circumstances would the HKMA and its employees initiate emails and telephone calls requesting individuals to disclose or confirm their personal or financial information.
The HKMA has reported the case to the Hong Kong Police Force for further investigation. Anyone who has received the email should contact any local police station or the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
12 July 2013