The 'vanishing bosses' scam and other Hong Kong hustles

Young people hoping to get a job were instead victims of an identity theft which saw dud cheques issued in their names.

Young people hoping to get a job were instead victims of an identity theft which saw dud cheques issued in their names.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 8:56am

Now you can settle your tax bill 24/7

Hongkongers can now pay their taxes around the clock and almost everywhere. Convenience stores will accept their payments from today.

Taxpayers can settle bills of up to HK$5,000 at 7-Eleven, Circle K and VanGO branches, and at China Resources Vanguard supermarkets, across the city.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Seven-year-old takes advantage of a low draw to earn his cheque again

While most those best-backed to beat him were battling with the problems presented by wide draws, Tim Clark was able to take advantage of a low draw as Super Caga continued in the form of his life for new trainer Richard Gibson.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Use golden rule in pricing jet parking

Hong Kong, as one of the world's largest markets for initial public offerings, needed to support the growth of private jets, a key element in a service-based economy, he said.

SCMP, Feb. 19

That 'he' is a private jet salesman, of course, but I do have a little sympathy for his point of view, emphasis on 'little'.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Donors rolling up their sleeves

Companies wanting to make a contribution to society nowadays do not just write a cheque: they want their staff to have a chance to get involved in community services.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Coutts finds giving comes naturally

Philanthropy is in the genes at Coutts, so joining hands with Operation Santa Claus to help the local community was a natural step for the private banking company.

But its ties to the annual fund-raising campaign have expanded, as the company's employees have formed bonds with Operation Santa charities that go beyond the bank's involvement.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Steep fines to stop deposit ploy on flats

A proposed new law will punish developers with a fine of up to HK$500,000 if they receive deposits from flat buyers before announcing prices - a practice long criticised as a ploy to create false impressions of sales and prices.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

August start for budget handout

The government will start registering permanent residents for its HK$6,000 cash handout in late August. The first of 6.1 million recipients are expected to receive their windfall before district council elections in November.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Bashford, the man who just keeps on bouncing back

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Bank sued over falsified cheques

A woman is suing the Bank of China (Hong Kong) for paying out fake cheques worth more than HK$1.2 million from her account and issuing a chequebook that she did not request and was later stolen.

29 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

3 years' jail for laundering stolen HK$5.5m

A man who laundered part of HK$13 million stolen from a man's bank account was jailed for three years yesterday. Chiu Kam-san, 41, was convicted of four counts related to laundering HK$5.5 million in cheques drawn on Terry Tong Chi-tung's account in 2007.

22 Jun 2010 - 12:00am


Flipnosis by Kevin Dutton William Heinemann HK$204

20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Customer lost HK$13m in bank fraud, court told

Terry Tong Chi-tung never imagined that ignoring a bank letter asking him to pick up a new phone-banking PIN would cost him HK$13 million. But two weeks after receiving the letter, he found his Hang Seng Bank account had been emptied, in what prosecutors say was an elaborate scam by fraudsters using a fake identity card made from a photocopy.

16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Cameras catch heart of caring city

A member of the police tactical unit in a cake-eating competition. A young cancer survivor with a new perspective. A rowing team dressed in naval uniforms. These are just some of the remarkable and moving photos taken by the South China Morning Post's photographers during this year's Operation Santa Claus campaign.

28 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Citing fraud case, lawmaker warns investors to beware of London gold

A lawmaker has urged investors betting on rising gold prices to stay alert after a man lost HK$18,000 in a few weeks.

The man, who identified himself as Mr Chan, said he received a cold call in early July from an agent for an investment firm, asking him to buy 'London gold'. 'He said it was easy to earn money from trading gold [on the London markets],' Chan said.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:00am