Verify a Hong Kong Share Certificate

Share Certification Fraud in Hong Kong

Investment Fraud is rising, scams such as stock fraud, issuing of shares, 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 verification and checks on issued shares, validate share certificates, validate investment firms offering such sales.

Digitpol conducts checks 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 investor.

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 fraudulent 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. 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.

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