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HKMA Instant Message Alert: Union Bancaire Priveé

27 Mar 2023

Instant Message Alert – Unauthorised instant messages related to Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA relating to unauthorised instant messages, which have been reported to the HKMA.  A hyperlink to the press release is available on the HKMA website.

The HKMA wishes to remind the public that banks will not send SMS or emails with embedded hyperlinks which direct them to the banks’ websites to carry out transactions.  They will not ask customers for sensitive personal information, such as login passwords or One-Time Password, by phone, email or SMS (including via embedded hyperlinks).

Anyone who has provided his or her personal information, or who has conducted any financial transactions, through or in response to the instant messages concerned, should contact the bank using the contact information provided in the press release, and report the matter to the Police by contacting the Crime Wing Information Centre of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
27 March 2023

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Press Release

Link:

HKMA Press Release

Categories: Fraud HKMA Updates Instant Messaging Phishing

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