Email Fraud Investigation in Hong Kong

Email Fraud Investigation
digitpol Investigation unit

Email Fraud is soaring and companies across Europe are been affected, typically attackers request funds to be transferred to an offshore location, Hong Kong. Digitpol’s Hong Kong offices by provide rapid assistance with freezing funds wired to fraudsters accounts and liaison with local authorities to recover the stolen funds.

Digitpol's offices in Hong Kong investigate fraud and financial crimes, Digitpol assists firms with the tracing and recovery of stolen funds. Email fraud, scams, phishing attacks in Hong Kong happens in most cases when cyber criminals find ways to hack into the email servers or accounts of small and medium companies, often targeting those with business in Hong Kong, China and Asian countries. Cyber criminals gain access to email accounts and  search through email accounts looking for sensitive information such as outstanding, unpaid invoices or data relating to financial transactions and business between supplier, vendor and clients.

When cyber criminals identify a sale or a due invoice, the fraudsters then send various fictitious emails from the hacked email account or an email address replicated to the original purporting to be in charge of the sale or due invoice to be paid, the fraudster is then asking for transfers of funds into a nominated bank account in Hong Kong, usually giving an excuse that there is a problem at the bank and an alternative account needs to be used. It is common that the nominated account is in the same name as the company name or with a very slight change such as an extra letter. It is common the bank account to be in the same city as the victim or client.

Business Fraud Investigation Service in Hong Kong

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 take action. Digitpol's offices in Hong Kong can assist with compiling further evidence into a report to assist the investigation.

If email fraud, cyber crime or cyber attack happens to you, you need to respond quickly. Email Fraud in its several formats such as online identity theft, financial fraud, stalking, bullying, hacking, e-mail fraud, email spoofing, invoice fraud, email scams, banking scam, CEO fraud. Cyber fraud can lead to major disruption and financial disasters.

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.

If you encounter or believe that you have been the victim of online or mobile fraud (i.e. phishing, fraudulent text messages etc.), please send an email to info@digitpol.com Be sure to attach any supporting documentation such as copies of suspicious emails, text messages and questionable links/URLs.

Digitpol is available 24/7.

Phone HK: +85239733884 or Europe: +31639220420