Sanctions News

Earlier today, UK regulators implemented Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1731 by amending the designation of:


DOB: 18/01/1967. POB: Welling, London, United Kingdom a.k.a: LUQMAN, Abu Nationality: British Passport Details: British Passport number 516384722, issued on 6 May 2013 by Passport Office Glasgow and expires on 6 June 2023 Address: Frankland Prison, London, United Kingdom. Other Information: UN Ref QDi.419. UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017). Pledged allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al- Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115) in July 2014. Imprisoned in the United Kingdom in September 2014 with a tentative release in October 2018 and subsequently released on licence in October 2018 which expires in July 2021. Photo available for inclusion in the INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice. Listed on: 16/10/2018 Last Updated: 19/10/2018 18/10/2019 Group ID: 13714.

under its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions program.


OFSI Notice

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1731

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) circulated no less than 7 fraud-related releases. Normally, I would issue separate blog posts for each of these notices – but the volume here is so egregious, I’m just going to list them all here:

And this is probably why they felt the need to issue a “please protect your personal information” notice…

Yesterday, UK regulators implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1717 by removing the following individual:


DOB: 30/01/1978. POB: Toulouse, France Nationality: French Passport Details: Passport number No 06AP104665 issued on 16.1.2006 (expired) National Identification no: 150161100206 issued on 8.1.2015 (valid until 7.1.2030) Other Information: EU listing only. Also known as Omar. Listed on: 26/02/2018 Last Updated: 26/02/2018 16/10/2019 Group ID: 13612.

from its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida counter terrorism sanctions program.


OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1717

23 Sep 2019

HKMA reminds the public again to protect sensitive personal information

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has earlier reminded the public that some companies have been promoting investment products, in the name of celebrities, through advertisements on social media and subsequently requested the members of the public to disclose their personal information (in particular their credit card information) through the internet or phone calls. Banks and credit card operators have been monitoring the situation.

According to the banks’ latest estimation, more than 2,000 customers may have browsed the advertisements and during the transactions disclosed their credit card information, even the one-time passwords. The HKMA urges the public who might have provided any sensitive personal information to suspicious third parties should immediately contact the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre of the Hong Kong Police Force (at 18222) and the card-issuing banks. The HKMA has requested the banks to provide assistance to affected customers in taking appropriate follow-up actions.

Such advertisements which deceive the public into disclosing their sensitive personal information may appear in different social media or in different forms. The HKMA reminds the public again to stay alert and carefully protect their personal information, particularly credit card information and passwords which should not be disclosed to third parties, so as to avoid falling for scams and suffering from monetary losses.


Hong Kong Monetary Authority
23 September 2019

Note: this is on the same day where HKMA issued 3 more fraud notices…


HKMA Notice

24 Sep 2019

Phishing emails related to Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited on phishing emails, 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 emails concerned or has conducted any financial transactions through the emails 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
24 September 2019


HKMA Notice