Bank Scams and Internet Fraud in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Bank Scam and Internet Investigation Unit

Internet fraud is rampant and Hong Kong is a key target for the transfer of funds. Digitpol, a Cyber Crime Investigation Agency provides operational and forensic support to firms that have fallen victim to BEC fraud, email fraud, invoice fraud and the stolen funds have been wired to bank accounts in Hong Kong.

Digitpol provides assistance to foreign firms by acting on their behalf locally in Hong Kong. Digitpol's legal partner is an expert in the recovery of funds in Hong Kong and mainland China, jointly the combination of investigative support and legal services we offer International firms rapid response expertise to assist with the investigation, seizure and recovery of stolen funds.

If you have transferred funds to a fraudulent bank account in Hong Kong, the following is urgent.

  1. Immediately alert your bank the transaction is fraudulent. This is most urgent.
  2. Report the incident as soon as possible to your local police in the country you reside in. Obtain the Police report or case number
  3. Report the case to the Hong Kong Police. Obtain the Police report or case number.
  4. When required, engage Digitpol or its legal team to act for you in Hong Kong to examine the evidence, prepare a report, investigate the case, and liaise with the Authorities and the Banks.
  5. If your physically located in Hong Kong, go directly to a Police station, and bring all the evidence with you.

The evidence, the Police will first need to be satisfied that a crime is actually committed, this is done by the examination of evidence and the evidence that a crime took place. If sufficient evidence is presented the Police will take immediate action.

In the majority of cases related to Internet Fraud, the evidence of a crime is digital evidence, Digitpol can assist with compiling a forensic report that details how the fraud took place and the examination of forensic evidence such as digital data, computer forensics and server logs. Digitpol will present your case to the Police and its legal partner can take civil action when required.

If email fraud, cyber crime or cyber attack happens to you, you need to respond quickly. Email Fraud in its several formats such as online identity theft, financial fraud, stalking, bullying, hacking, e-mail fraud, email spoofing, invoice fraud, email scams, banking scam, CEO fraud. Cyber fraud can lead to major disruption and financial disasters.

If the report is filled in time there is a high possibility that the fraudster’s bank account can be seized and the funds frozen. Digitpol is a Dutch company with offices in Hong Kong, Digitpol is available 24/7.   Phone HK: +85239733884 or by email at info@digitpol.com

What Happens When You Report a Case To Digitpol?

If you report a case to Digitpol we will examine the data that you have provided,  if evidence exists and we are in position to assist you, we will start an investigation, the first step is the detail all the evidence into a report so that the fraud is clear.

The second step is a report to the Police, you can do this yourself and use our report or we can submit the report on your behalf, to do this we require a power of attorney, once the Police starts an investigation the entire matter is in the jurisdiction of the Police, during this period and in agreement, we may provide additional information or new evidence to the Police.

In the event you have transferred funds to a bank account in Hong Kong, we will issue a notice of the fraud to the banks fraud department.

What are Digitpol's costs to investigate my case? 

Digitpol is a private agency therefore we charge for the time to conduct research. The costs is based on our hourly rate of 150USD per hour or an agreed set fee for the case. The first stage of the investigation is an interview, this is a fee of 22USD.

How can I avoid the costs?

If you report the case to the Police there is no costs.

To report the case to Digitpol, is there a cost and what will it cover? 

If you report a case to Digitpol using the form below, the cost is 22USD, this covers the time for our agents to read the file, look into the evidence you supplied, in some cases we may ask you for more evidence such as screenshots of the communications with the fraudsters or further evidence related to your case.

In the majority of cases the evidence contains a website or a company, we will start to check the website's meta data and the companies presence in Hong Kong. If you have transferred funds to a bank in Hong Kong and you have presented sufficient evidence of fraud, we will issue a notice to the bank.  This fee covers the first stage of an investigation known as an "intake" or "interview", during this we may prepare to present the case to the Police.