22 October, AtoZForex.com, Lagos – The activities of frauds and the act of cloning firms does not limit itself to smaller firms. Considering that over recently, a new case of cloning has surfaced with the victim as no other as mega bank Citi.
A firm has recently been discovered to be using the details of “Citi Hong Kong” in an attempt to mislead the public. The fraudulent firm is named “Hong Kong Citi Group International Auction”. The firm operates via the website http://hkhuaqipm.com/col.jsp?id=101.
Hong Kong Citi Group International Auction adopts the office address and phone number of Citi in Hong Kong, which has prompted the genuine firm, Citi in Hong Kong, to state that it has no relationship with this company or its website.
Citi Hong Kong Clone warning
Citi Hong Kong has reported the case to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Hong Kong Police Force. The regulators have advised that:
“Anyone who has provided his or her personal information to the website concerned or has conducted any financial transactions through the website 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."
Other recent firms added to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s warning list includes:
- Public Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
- KOWLOON GLOBAL
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