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HKMA Alert: Unregulated firm claims otherwise

11 May 2022

Fraudulent Claim to be an Institution Regulated by the HKMA

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) received enquiries from members of the public regarding a company as referred to in the website (https://www.lifeng.club/h5/#/index) using fraudulent HKMA document to claim that due to regulatory actions taken by the HKMA against the company, their customers are requested to make relevant payments. The HKMA wishes to clarify that the claim does not tally with the fact, and the company as referred to in the website (https://www.lifeng.club/h5/#/index) is not an authorized institution (AI), stored value facility (SVF) licensee or approved money broker regulated by the HKMA.

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.

The HKMA has already reported the case to the Hong Kong Police.  Anyone who suspects to have fallen victim to fraudulent activities should contact the Police (Commercial and Technology Crime Hotline: 2860 5012) immediately for follow-up actions and investigation.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
11 May 2022

Link:

HKMA Notice

Categories: Forgery Fraud Fraudulent Claims HKMA Updates

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