06 Nov 2019

Phishing email related to Hong Leong Bank Berhad

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Hong Leong Bank Berhad on phishing email, which has been reported to the HKMA. Hyperlink to the press release is available on the HKMA website for ease of reference by members of the public.

Anyone who has provided his or her personal information to the email concerned or has conducted any financial transactions through the email should contact the bank concerned using the contact information provided in the press release, and report to the Police or contact the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.

 

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
6 November 2019

Link:

HKMA Notice

Editors always make your titles too long so that everyone knows what it’s about.

Original title: Hold on a Second(ary)

Final title: Hold on a Second(ary): Rethinking OFAC”s Expanded Sanctions Powers

You can find it here… hope you like it.

Today, UK regulators renewed the Final Designation of:

1. POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE (PFLP)

Other Information: Both UK listing and EU listing. Listed on: 02/11/2001 Last Updated: 29/11/2018 21/11/2019 Group ID: 7401.

2. POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – GENERAL COMMAND

a.k.a: PFLP – General Command Other Information: Both UK listing and EU listing. Listed on: 02/11/2001 Last Updated: 29/11/2018 21/11/2019 Group ID: 7399.

under the Terrorist Asset Freezing etc Act 2010 for an additional year.

Link:

OFSI Notice

Publication of Amended Venezuela Sanctions Regulations

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 591, to incorporate additional Executive orders, add a general license authorizing U.S. Government activities, and add an interpretive provision.  This regulatory amendment is currently available for public inspection with the Federal Register and will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register on November 22, 2019. 

Links:

OFAC Notice

Amended Venezuela Sanctions Regulations

29 Oct 2019

Suspected fraudulent website : https://www.ctbci.com/en-intl/en/index.html

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public in Hong Kong to a suspected fraudulent website with the domain name https://www.ctbci.com/en-intl/en/index.html. The website is operated by an alleged Chinatrust Investment Bank Corporation/ Chinatrust Investment Bank.

The public should be aware that Chinatrust Investment Bank Corporation/ Chinatrust Investment Bank is not authorized by the Monetary Authority (MA) under the Banking Ordinance to carry on banking business, nor does it have the MA’s approval to establish a local representative office.

The HKMA has referred the case to the Hong Kong Police Force for further investigation. Anyone who has provided his or her personal information to the website or has conducted any financial transactions through the website should contact any local Police Station or the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.

Given the global nature of the Internet, members of the public are reminded to verify the status of any organisation making use of the Internet to solicit deposits from the public. A list of authorized institutions is available on the HKMA’s website (www.hkma.gov.hk). Members of the public may also check the status of any entity in Hong Kong which solicits deposits from the public with the HKMA by calling its public enquiry hotline 2878 8222.

 

 

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
29 October 2019

Link:

HKMA Notice

Today, the Department designates former Kenyan Attorney General Amos Sitswila Wako due to his involvement in significant corruption.  This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019 (Div. F, P.L. 116-6), as carried forward by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020 (Div. A, P.L. 116-59).  Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that officials of foreign governments have been involved in significant corruption, those individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States.

The law also requires the Secretary of State to publicly or privately designate such officials and their immediate family members.  In addition to the designation of Mr. Wako, the Department is also publicly designating Wako’s wife, Flora Ngaira, and son, Julius Wako.

Today’s action sends a strong signal that the United States is a valuable partner in Kenya’s fight against corruption.  Economic prosperity for all Kenyans is only possible by defeating the scourge of corruption, which also requires a functional, fair, and transparent criminal justice system.  The United States will continue to stand with all Kenyans as they strive to curb and punish corruption in Kenya.

For more information, please contact INL-PAPD@state.gov.

Link:

State Department Press Release

30 Oct 2019

Phishing email related to Hong Leong Bank Berhad

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Hong Leong Bank Berhad on phishing email, which has been reported to the HKMA. Hyperlink to the press release is available on the HKMA website for ease of reference by members of the public.

Anyone who has provided his or her personal information to the email concerned or has conducted any financial transactions through the email should contact the bank concerned using the contact information provided in the press release, and report to the Police or contact the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.

 

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
30 October 2019

Link:

HKMA Notice