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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Cash deposit machines are crooks' latest target in ATM scam

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... users' personal identification numbers- at deposit machines at branches of Dah Sing Bank and Bank of East Asia. But according to police, the crooks have made a miscalculation, because the two banks' deposit machines, unlike many others in the city, do not require a PIN to deposit money. If depositors at these banks want to check their account balance, they have to do so at a regular ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Not a clean getaway! Cleaver-wielding bank robber foiled by elderly cleaner with mop

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 03:20pm

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Man with gambling debts enters Shanghai bank with a knife, but an elderly cleaner, two guards and two other men end the incident WATCH: Bank robber thrashed by elderly woman with a mop A cleaver-wielding bank robber who held a teller hostage and stole a bag of cash was subdued by an elderly woman with a mop and other men holding sticks before he could ...

  3. News - Asia - CRIME

    Philippines arrests 42 Taiwanese and two mainland Chinese suspects in alleged online bank scam

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... pretend to be police, prosecutors and court officials, separately call and tell them that their bank accounts have been found to have been used by money launderers or even terrorists. The victims are then convinced to transfer their money to a purportedly government-secured bank account for safety and for them to avoid prosecution, Sosa said. Many victims reported the crime to mainland Chinese ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong banks investigated by HKMA over money laundering breaches

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:41pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Regulator launches investigation into several city financial institutions for possible criminal breaches of tough anti-money-laundering laws HK banks probed over dirty money The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is investigating several financial institutions, including at least one bank, for possible criminal breaches of the city's ...

  5. News - World - CRIME

    Chinese businessman charged with hacking US military contractors' computers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by AP, Bloomberg

    ... medication. Roman Seleznev, son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, was arrested on bank fraud and other charges last week. US authorities allege he hacked into computers at hundreds of businesses. ...

  6. News - China - CRIME

    Guangdong gunman arrested after 19-hour hostage-suicide drama

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 07:11pm by Anne Yi

    ... said on their official Weibo account. Luo eventually released two hostages and asked them to transfer 500,000 yuan (HK$627,000) to his bank account. The two men went straight to the police ...

  7. News - World - CRIME

    Moscow accuses US of abducting hacking suspect in Maldives

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... Kennedy". The US Justice Department said on Monday that Seleznev, 30, had been detained at the weekend and charged with hacking into US retail computer systems in a scheme that cost banks over ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong banks make money laundering easy for criminals, journalist tells court

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:22am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Italian journalist tells court that city makes it easy to launder money through front companies HK banks accused over dirty money An Italian journalist ... prosecution witness Antonio Papaleo said he was hired by defendant Juraj Jariabka to come to Hong Kong with the express purpose of setting up front companies and opening bank accounts to launder ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Woman cheated of HK$500,000 in phone-call scam

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Clifford Lo

    ... HK$500,000 by a con artist posing as her brother-in-law. The 55-year-old woman paid the money in two deposits to a mainland bank account over two days before she finally realised she had been duped. ... the scammer before noon on Thursday when she was alone at home in San Sang Tsuen on Tin Ha Road in Tin Shui Wai. Following the scammer's instructions, she then went to a nearby bank ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong police and monetary authority issue warning against counterfeit HK$1,000 banknote

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 10:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... many banks have stopped accepting deposits of these notes into their cash deposit machines. “The HKMA attaches great importance to this issue and is working closely with both the note-issuing ... Staff reporter Some restaurants and retailers in the city are refusing to accept Bank of China HK$1,000 notes of the 2003 series, after police announced on Tuesday the discovery of a new ...




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