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  1. In Brief

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 3500. call for smart card applicants to book Identity card holders born in 1964 or 1965 must apply for smart cards between January 12 and March 13 next year. Applicants can book an appointment by phone on 1838 333, via the ESDlife website at www.esd.gov.hk, or at any ESD kiosk. policeman found dead A police sergeant has been found dead after an apparent suicide in his Cheung Sha Wan home ...

  2. Scam victims bought iPhones in return for promise of job

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Police have warned people to watch out for recruitment scams after three men were arrested for conning job hunters into buying iPhone 4 subscription plans in return for jobs ... a recruitment scam against the firm. The third man, aged 23, was arrested in Causeway Bay yesterday when he accompanied a police informant to buy an iPhone. Police said advertisements recruiting ...

  3. Fortress workers accused of iPhone scam

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Two employees of the Fortress home appliances chain store will face charges for falsifying documents related to a 'one-customer-one-phone' sales policy for the popular iPhone 4 last year, the Independent Commission Against Corruption said yesterday. The ICAC said sales adviser Chan Hiu-lung, 35, and cashier/clerk Sze Kam-wai, 32, face ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to February 6. Fortress staff faked details for iPhone sales Two Fortress Times Square staff- Chan Hiu-lung, 35, and Sze Kam-wai, 32- pleaded guilty to faking personal details to help others buy the iPhone 4 in bulk. It was a breach of company policy at the time. The case was adjourned to February 27. ...

  5. Blackmail accused 'tampered with phone'

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com A businessman told the District Court his mobile phone had been tampered with by his business partner's former mistress after he was taken hostage ... to call Mr X and another business partner, Mr Z. But he was unable to make calls as there were no signals for his mobile phone at the time. 'When Ms Ki told the men behind to let me make ...

  6. Pair held in raid on betting syndicate

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Two people were arrested and about HK$20,000 in cash seized in a police raid against an illegal soccer betting syndicate on Saturday night. Also seized were records showing HK$18 million worth of bets placed, two computers and several mobile phones. A 32-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were arrested in Tsing Yi. Police believe they were the syndicate's ...

  7. Cross-border busting of phone fraud ring triggered row with Manila

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Mainland, Taiwanese and Philippine authorities cracked an international phone fraud ring in late December allegedly masterminded by Taiwanese suspects. A total of 178 people ... police, the victims received phone calls from swindlers posing as prosecutors or security investigators who said they were suspected of laundering money abroad. To prove they were innocent or help ...

  8. Three arrested for mobile phone thefts

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Three men suspected of iPhone thefts will appear in Kowloon City Court tomorrow. A 20-year-old arrested in Causeway Bay on Friday was taken yesterday to a mobile phone shop in Mongkok as part of an investigation. Two others, aged 35 and 18, were arrested on Thursday. Police said the two ordered five iPhone 4s on September 27 and asked for delivery to Sham Shui Po. ...

  9. iPhones the target of thieves and robbers

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The police recorded 319 cases involving the loss of iPhones in the year to November. Most of the offences were cases of theft, while the rest involved pickpocketing, robbery or snatching. Five of the phones were taken when the owners were drunk. Some of the offences were carried out by non-locals. The Kowloon West regional crime prevention unit said people should record ...

  10. No place for law that targets foreign GPS users

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... world, the Global Positioning System has become indispensable; even the popular iPhone is equipped with it. But for decades, foreigners have been banned from surveying and mapping activities ... an arrest. In an age of spy satellites and smart bombs, GPS may be overrated as a spying device. All countries have legitimate concerns about national security, but it is absurd to design a law ...




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