World Bank blacklists mainland company

The World Bank has banned a private mainland company, Zhonghao Overseas Construction Engineering, from bidding for contracts for two years, under the bank's fraud and corruption policy.

Saturday, 2 June, 2012, 12:00am


Lying by Sam Harris Kindle Edition (e-book)

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Street swindlers evading justice

Street scammers are getting away scot-free and there are more of them preying on the public.

The city saw a more than 50 per cent increase in street-scam crimes last year, but the number of arrests plunged nearly 40 per cent, police figures showed.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Bid to conjure up a little more respect

Magicians in Hong Kong are struggling to advance their careers and status as they seek formal recognition from the Arts Development Council.

'Many people think that magic is not professional and is something to be used for leisurely purposes only,' said Thomas Yau Ka-lap, president of the Hong Kong Magic Industry Association.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Victims of callous net scam arrested

Dozens of internet users have found themselves in trouble with the law after becoming the unwitting victims of an elaborate scam.

More than 50 people have so far been arrested by police investigating nearly 300 cases of fraud.

But most of them are thought to have been set up as innocent scapegoats.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A crime in one market is a selling point in another

Our report last week that bogus accounting firms were operating in the city does not appear to be the end of the story. There are now reports that fraudsters claiming to be representatives of the stock exchange are out and about.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fraud-hit china forestry warns of first-half loss

China Forestry Holdings, which has said it was defrauded by its former chief executive, yesterday warned it will report a loss for the first half of the year.

The warning came in a filing posted on the Hong Kong stock exchange website yesterday.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

'Author of dishonesty' guilty in share fraud

High-profile businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei was yesterday found guilty of shares fraud after a judge called her an 'author of dishonesty' and the mastermind of a HK$3.7 million scam.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Job-seekers lose cash deposits in courier scam

Gullible job-seekers are paying cash up front to fraudsters who recruit them to carry 'valuable' goods to the border in the expectation of being paid handsomely for their courier duties - only to find their deposits gone and the contents of their packages worthless.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

How to avoid mobile bill shock

There are all manner of misfortunes that befall the traveller abroad; lost luggage, a stolen passport, delayed flights and sometimes accidents. Now, there is another item to add to the list - our mobile telephone bill.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Cases of deception up 20pc

The number of deception cases reported in the first quarter of this year rose 20 per cent to 1,386 from 1,147 in the 2010 period, the Legislative Council heard yesterday. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said police had noted deception was increasing on the internet and had set up a team to tackle the crime and liaise with internet services providers.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Police duo guilty of fabricating evidence

Two police officers caught on tape fabricating evidence against people accused of running a sex den were found guilty yesterday of perverting the course of justice. Yeung Ka-ho, 33, and Chow Chi-pang, 35, were also convicted in the District Court of misconduct in public office. Their conversations were taped by a former policewoman whose husband was a defendant in the 2007 trial.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Corporate investigator sees boom times as fraud cases multiply

Can fraud create legitimate business growth? Risk consultancy Kroll expects it will.

The United States-based firm, which specialises in corporate investigations, will triple its fraud business in the next two years in China, according to president Tim Whipple.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


The truth is, people often lie

When we were young, our parents and teachers told us not to lie. They taught us that lying is bad.

If this is so, why are there still so many lies?

It has been said that sometimes a lie can be a protection, like a 'white lie'. People tell white lies if they don't want to tell the truth because it would upset someone.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-teacher admits defrauding school

A former teacher was yesterday convicted on four fraud charges. Tony Lee Shun-hung, 42, admitted in Eastern Court defrauding Caritas Chai Wan Marden Foundation Secondary School to benefit his brother's business. Lee bought HK$155,500 worth of computer equipment for the school, falsely claiming his brother's firm had the best deal. Sentencing was adjourned to February 24.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am