29 Oct 2020
Phishing email related to Oppenheim Bank
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public in Hong Kong to a phishing email purported to be sent by Oppenheim Bank, with an email address “tommy@OppenheimBank.com”, claiming to be representing Oppenheim Bank Hong Kong Branch and soliciting share financing business in Hong Kong.
The public should be aware that the “Oppenheim Bank” is not an authorized institution (AI), stored value facility (SVF) licensee or approved money broker regulated by the HKMA. Specifically, Oppenheim Bank is not authorized under the Banking Ordinance to carry on banking business in Hong Kong. The lists of AIs and the register of SVF licensees (https://www.hkma.gov.hk/eng/regulatory-resources/registers/) and the list of approved money brokers regulated by the HKMA (https://www.hkma.gov.hk/media/eng/doc/key-functions/banking-stability/banking-policy-and-supervision/name_list.xls) can be found on the HKMA website.
Anyone who suspects to have fallen victim to fraudulent activities should report to the Police or contact the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012immediately.
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
29 October 2020