Phishing Attack Investigation Service in Hong Kong
Digitpol has seen an increase in phishing attacks and internet scams targeting business in Hong Kong. Digitpol’s operational units deploy daily to assist with the investigation of on-line business fraud and the recovery of funds and assist with the 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 can assist foreign firms and local by providing on the spot support and the collection of evidence, if and when possible, Digitpol in cooperation with the Police can investigate further. Digitpol can engage a legal partner to act on behalf of victims when the recovery of losses becomes a civil matter.
Common Phishing Attacks & Funds Transferred to Hong Kong Banks
Such email scams often happen when fraudsters hack into the email accounts of targeted companies, often in Europe or the USA with business connections in Hong Kong and over time, cyber criminals learn about their businesses and invoices that are due to be paid, fraudsters then use the information obtained to impersonate employees and suppliers, in order to arrange transfer of funds to banks in Hong Kong. According to the Latest Trend of Email Scams – CEO Email Scam published by the Hong Kong Police Force, email scams typically take the following forms:
Sale contract scam: fraudsters know from stolen emails about transactions between company A (the seller) and company B (the buyer). The fraudsters, pretending to be company A, send fictitious emails to company B, claiming that company A’s bank account has changed and requesting transfer of funds to the new bank account in Hong Kong.
CEO scam: pretending to be senior management officers of victim companies, fraudsters send fictitious emails to staff in the finance department, seeking the transfer of funds to overseas business partners or to make business investments on an urgent basis. The finance department staff are requested to transfer funds to a bank account in Hong Kong.
The misspelt domain name.
This is where the attacker will own the misspelt domain name, which closely resembles your domain, but is usually off by one character.
From: "CEO Name" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Are you effected by a Email Fraud or Cyber Crime in Hong Kong?
If you suspect that you are, or have been, a victim of banking, email or internet fraud, the time to act is the most important element. The first approach is of upmost importance, a police report is to be filled at the Hong Kong Police Force, the report needs to be filled instant as the crime is discovered. 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. To file a Police report in Hong Kong, this can only be done in person at the police station or by the E-Crime service. The Police will first need to be satisfied that a crime is actually committed, this is done by the examination of evidence. If sufficient evidence is presented the Police will take action.
Digitpol can assist with compiling further evidence into a report to assist the investigation and ensure the case receives the right attention.
Digitpol can assist you, contact us 24/7.
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