HKMA Warns Public About Fraudulent Website and Phishing Emails Linked to China CITIC Bank International

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has issued a warning to the public regarding a fraudulent website and phishing emails associated with China CITIC Bank International Limited, according to a recent press release by the HKMA.

    In its statement, the HKMA highlighted that these fraudulent activities have been reported, and it is urging individuals to be cautious. The authority reiterated that legitimate banks will not send SMS or emails containing embedded hyperlinks directing customers to their websites for transactions. Moreover, banks will not request sensitive personal information such as login passwords or One-Time Passwords (OTPs) via phone, email, or SMS.

    The HKMA advises anyone who has provided personal information or conducted financial transactions through the fraudulent website or phishing emails to contact China CITIC Bank International immediately using the contact details provided in the press release. Additionally, affected individuals should report the incident to the Hong Kong Police Force’s Crime Wing Information Centre at 2860 5012.

    Fraudulent activities targeting banks and their customers have been on the rise globally. This incident underscores the importance of vigilance and adherence to security protocols to protect personal and financial information.

    For more details on the official statement, visit the HKMA website.

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