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 liaison 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 liaison with local authorities.
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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Digitpol is available 24/7.
Phone: Europe: +31558448040
Phone Hong Kong: +85239733884
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.