Fraudulent Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Fraudulent COVID 19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Fake Coronavirus Medical Equipment and scams for Coronavirus Medical Supplies are on the rise. The modus operandi for the scam is similar to Business Email Compromise. If you have fallen victim to a BEC fraud and you have wired funds to Hong Kong or China to purchase COVID19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or Medical Supplies, Contact the Police in your country of residence or operations and then contact Digitpol to support the investigation.

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's branch in Hong Kong 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 bank account in Hong Kong, the following is urgent.

  1. Report the incident as soon as possible to your local police in the country you reside in. Obtain the Police report or case number.
  2. Immediately alert your bank the transaction is fraudulent.
  3. Report the case to the Hong Kong Police or engage Digitpol and its legal team to act for you in Hong Kong by reporting the complaint to the Police and conducting an Investigation by liaising with the Police and the banks.

Email fraud investigation is the collection and forensic investigation of evidence into email hacking, phishing attacks, tracing and recovery of stolen funds. Email Fraud is the intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual through email. Almost as soon as email became widely used, it began to be used as a means to defraud people. Email fraud can take the form of a "con game" or scam. Investigating email fraud reaches to all aspect of cyber crime from recovery of funds transferred to a fraudsters bank account to a forensic examination to determine how

Email Fraud Forensics

Digitpol's Cyber and Fraud Team are certified fraud and forensic examiners and can deploy to assist with all cases related to email fraud, email spear phishing attacks, email scams and on-line related fraud. Digitpol can deploy forensic examiners to investigate hacking, determine how it took place and report the findings, Digitpol ensures that hackers are not active in your network and ensure your user accounts policies and rules are configured correctly to prevent further attacks.

If your company has been targeted by Internet Fraud, CEO Fraud or Email Fraud and Scams and funds have been transferred to a bank account, we can help you, but only if you act fast and if you have the proof. If Digitpol is notified in time, Digitpol will assist to stop the funds from been transferred further and assist with all matters such as reporting the crime to the local Police in the region the funds have been transferred to.

Counterfeit medical equipment, face masks, hand sanitisers, wipes and ventilators are the focus of cyber criminals. Read more about COVID19 Scams

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