Investment Fraud in Hong Kong
Investment Scam Investigation in Hong Kong
Investment Fraud is rising, scams such as stock fraud, broker fraud and investment scams are all well organised and not easily to detect. Digitpol has seen an increase in Investment scams targeting Hong Kong. Digitpol’s operational units deploy daily to assist with the investigation of unlicensed investment firms and the recovery of funds and seizure of rogue bank accounts that are used to facilitate the transfer of scammed funds, Digitpol assists with tracing the funds transferred overseas in cooperation and liaising with International Police and Banks. Digitpol has key relationships with the global banking industry.
Digitpol conducts checks on investment companies on several layers, checks at the official registration offices, document examination, email examination, verification at the stock exchange, share certification checks and on-site visits to the investment firm or stock brokers office.
If you have purchased shares in Hong Kong that you suspect to be fraudulent contact Digitpol to carry out checks and prepare a report, following that a complaint is necessary at the Hong Kong Police.
If you have transferred funds to a bank account in Hong Kong, the following is urgent.
- Report the incident as soon as possible to your local police in the country you reside in. Obtain the Police report or case number.
- Immediately alert your bank the transaction is fraudulent.
- 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.
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 Investment 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.
To check if a Hong Kong company has a license to trade Securities and Futures or if the company has been published on the Alert List of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) you can check licensed operators on the website of SFC or the alert list: https://www.sfc.hk/web/EN/alert-list/all.html The information contained on the Alert List is provided as an early warning service to investors but is not a substitute for investors conducting their own due diligence by checking up on a particular entity.
If you have purchased shares in a HK registered firm and you would like to validate the share certification contact us. If your unsure of an investment offering, you can check if the investment firm has a license to operate or consult with Digitpol to check on your behalf. We also offer an on-site inspection at the investment firm.
Digitpol is available 24/7. Phone HK: +85239733884