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Anti-Deception / Be Cautious about high-pressure groups/cults



As students, it is important that you are aware of the dangers of scams and frauds. We are here to provide you with important information to help you protect yourself from these types of crimes.

Fraudsters may try to deceive you through telephone and internet scams, pretending to be government officials, couriers, or potential employers. They may ask for your personal information or request money transactions. It is crucial that you stay vigilant at all times and NEVER give out your personal information or transfer any money to anyone suspicious. If you are unsure, contact the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre of the Hong Kong Police Force at (852)18222 for assistance.


In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of internet scam and telephone deception cases in Hong Kong, with non-local students being targeted as victims. These crimes may include telephone deception, online romance scams, investment fraud, and more. Be alert when receiving calls, especially from well-known express companies or government departments like the Immigration Department or Health Departments. Do not disclose your personal information or transfer any money to them.


Always remember, it is better to be safe than sorry. Stay vigilant and protect yourself from scams and frauds. If you suspect that you have been a victim of a scam or fraud, report it immediately to the authorities. Together, we can prevent these crimes and keep ourselves and our community safe.


Defrauding tricks come in different forms. To enhance your awareness of deception prevention, please click here to browse the latest scam alerts.






To step up combat actions against deception and increase public awareness of various kinds of scams, the Hong Kong Police Force set up the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre (ADCC) under the Commercial Crime Bureau with a view to consolidating all the relevant efforts of the Force in fighting and preventing the crime.
The ADCC operates an all-day enquiry hotline, “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222”, to provide immediate consultation for the general public and enhance support to frontline units of the Force in order to handle suspicious deception cases in a more effective manner. The general public may browse the website of ADCC for the latest modus operandi of deception and scam alerts.


Anti-Deception Coordination Centre







High-pressure groups/cults frequently disguise themselves as supportive communities and they may share with you the answers they have discovered to life's questions. They tend to be persistent in their recruitment efforts, but their true intentions can be manipulative, coercive, and harmful. 

If you are approached by these groups, it is crucial to remain vigilant. Before you make a decision to join, make sure to think carefully and perform a due diligence checking on these groups. Seeking advice from your friends/family members/mentors/teachers before enrolment is also recommended. Remember, you always have the right to say NO and reject their invitation. 

If you are concerned about the behavior of a group that has approached you, please report the incident to the Student Affairs Office at 2766-6800 and/or seek help and support from the University counsellors.


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