Recovery of Funds in Hong Kong
Digitpol has seen a rise in email wire frauds or business email compromise which involves funds being wired to bank accounts in Hong Kong, such as the Bank of China HK and HSBC HK. The amounts transferred vary from a few hundred thousand US dollars to millions of US dollars. Typically attackers request funds to be transferred to bank accounts in Hong Kong. Digitpol's Hong Kong offices provide rapid assistance with freezing funds and seizure of rogue accounts by liasion with local authorities and legal counsel.
If you are a victim of Business Email Fraud or a Scam that has resulted in stolen funds being wired internationally to bank accounts in Hong Kong, Contact our Fraud Investigation Team for support on +85239733884 or +31558448040.
Digitpol has seen an increase in CEO Fraud, Email Fraud, Internet Fraud and Banking Scams that use the Hong Kong banking system to facilitate the crimes. Digitpol’s operational units deploy daily to assist with the freezing 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.
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 and the evidence of a crime. 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 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.
If your company has been targeted by Internet Fraud, CEO Fraud or Email Fraud and funds have been transferred to a bank account in Hong Kong or China, 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 local matters.
Business Email Compromise (BEC) is the source of most attacks resulting in financial loss, BEC is an exploit in which the attacker gains access to a corporate email account and spoofs the owner's identity to defraud the company or its employees, customers or partners of funds. Typically attackers request funds to be transferred to bank accounts in Hong Kong. Digitpol's Hong Kong offices provide rapid assistance with freezing accounts and liasion with local authorities.
Do you need assistance to recover funds in Hong Kong ?
If a Business Email Compromise happens to you, you need to respond quickly. to ensure the wired funds are frozen and the bank account is seized by the Police. BEC fraud can lead to major disruption and financial disasters.
If you encounter or believe that you have been the victim of BEC fraud (i.e. phishing, fraudulent text messages etc.), please send an email to email@example.com Be sure to attach any supporting documentation such as copies of suspicious emails, text messages and questionable links/URLs.
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