Election Committee member Wu Kit-chong today (29th) moved a motion for members with no legislative effect to fully combat the crime of cyber fraud.


Wu Jiezhuang said that online fraud is rampant in Hong Kong, and there are different phishing, job search fraud, online romance, investment fraud, etc., and even the recently exposed dog meat selling case has also come to investment fraud, and the tricks are endless and pervasive. He suggested that the government should systematically organize the financial, telecommunications, and technology sectors to use high-tech means to stop fraud at the source.


There has been 14 online scam every 1 minutes this year

Wu Jiezhuang continued to point out that according to police data, Hong Kong's overall Hong Kong technology crime in the first half of the year increased by 7% compared with the same period last year, reaching more than 1,5 cases, and online fraud cases have changed from 20 case every 1 minutes last year to 14 case every 1 minutes this year.

He suggested improving the laws and regulations to combat cyber fraud, pointing out that the mainland government implemented the "Anti-Telecommunications Network Fraud Law" last year, which stipulates that individuals and entities cannot sell personal information for fraudulent activities, and strengthens the protection of personal information. Wu Zhuang pointed out that the mainland's anti-fraud bill also has a remedial mechanism, and Singapore also passed the "Cybercrime Endangerment Act" this year, and he believes that the examples of the mainland and Singapore are worthy of reference for the Hong Kong government.

In addition, Wu suggested that the government should set up a cross-sector assistance mechanism to systematically organize cooperation among the financial, telecommunications, and technology sectors to stop fraud cases at the source by high-tech means. In addition, he believes that the Government should expedite the interception of the flow of funds by fraud syndicates to reduce the amount of money they receive from fraud cases. Mr Ng also suggested that the Government should step up publicity and education efforts, such as organising talks and videos in schools and electronic media, so as to fight against deception through a "protracted war".

Mr Lo suggested that the Government should make good use of the Do-not-call Register

He mentioned that recently, some well-known travel agencies have been fraudulently identified as setting up special pages, which has caused many members of the public to buy air tickets and book hotels on fake websites, which not only loses money, but also affects their travel arrangements.

Lo suggested that the Government should make good use of the Do-not-call Register, and at the same time strengthen the territory-wide cyber security in an all-round way, review cyber security, and introduce regulatory control on maintenance mechanisms, etc.

Wong Kam Fai advocated legislation to strengthen the anti-fraud responsibilities of social media platforms

Election Committee member Wong Kam-fai suggested that the Government should enact legislation to strengthen the responsibility of social media platforms to prevent fraud, arguing that in the absence of relevant laws and regulations in Hong Kong, social media platforms cannot do their best to protect users from becoming victims of online fraud.

Mr Chiu advocated that telecommunications service providers cancel their telephone registration after repeated reports from the public

Mr Duncan Chiu agreed that the Government should set up a cross-sector working group to tackle fraud at the source. In addition, he was concerned about the situation of telephone deception, pointing out that in the first nine months of this year, there were more than 9,2 telephone deception cases involving over $500 million, of which nearly 7 cases involving fraudulent officials involving $700 million were fraudulent cases. He believes that in the short term, a whistleblowing mechanism can be set up with telecommunications service providers to cancel the registration of the fraudster's telephone number after members of the public have repeatedly reported a suspected fraudster on a phone call.

Described the current scam cases as "big and detailed", and suggested that the Government should set aside resources to assist SMEs in enhancing their cyber security standards, and designate SMEs to allocate certain resources to strengthen their cyber security systems. He also mentioned that fraudsters are infested in social platforms, virtual banks and other fields, and that technology has made it easier for fraudsters to collect fraudulent money, and the threshold for engaging in cyber fraud is "very low", and the limited work available to law enforcement agencies has made cyber fraud cases "low threshold and high returns".

Tang Pingqiang: Nearly 10,5000 fraudsters were arrested in the first <> months

In the first 10 months of this year, nearly 5,000 people were arrested for different fraud cases, an increase of half over the same period last year, and the Police also applied to the court for a sentence increase for fraud involving the use of bank accounts, and pointed out that since the establishment of the team between the Police and OFCA last year, they have intercepted different fraudulent calls, targeted fraud gangs, suspended the service of about 40,130 local telephone numbers, and cancelled or suspended the registration of <>.<> million calling cards.

Mr Tang added that banks will also issue message reminders when members of the public use FPS to transfer fees to suspicious accounts, adding that the Police set up an "Anti-Deception Joint Centre" with major banks last week to provide immediate assistance to the Police in connection with fraud cases and crack down on fraud cases. On the protection of personal data, the Government has also launched a hotline and a website for members of the public to enquire and understand the information.

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