Hong Kong man suspected of assisting fraud syndicates to launder money
2019-11-22

A Hong Kong man was suspected of assisting a multinational fraud group to set up a shell company and bank account in Australia to receive and transfer stolen money from overseas companies or personal email fraud. Multinational fraud groups have defrauded 22 stolen money totaling HK $ 22.09 million in the past period.


Hong Kong people have been arrested in the same case


The police officers detected the case a few years ago, after arresting three Hong Kong people involved in the case, the other day, another Hong Kong man involved in the case was arrested by the police when he entered the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge port. As the main brain of the case was still fleeing, the police officers stepped up their arrests and tracked down the whereabouts of the stolen money.


The arrested Hong Kong man was Zhu, 56 years old and a newspaper delivery person. The police officer charged the criminal syndicate, a considerable amount of fraud and money laundering, and transferred it to the procuratorate for investigation yesterday.


The facts show that from December 2016 to July 2017, the Financial Intelligence Office found some suspicious transaction reports, and then forwarded the analysis reports to the procuratorate, which was followed up by the police and the police to investigate. After investigation, the police officer found that someone was suspected of opening a shell advertising planning company in Macao, and opened multiple accounts in two banks under the name of the shell company. The huge amount of funds in each bank account was also suspicious.


22 frauds totaling 22.09 million yuan


After in-depth investigation, the police found that the case involved a multinational fraud group, mainly composed of mainland and Hong Kong people. They specifically hacked overseas companies or personal computer emails, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Cayman. Send an email to the other party to request remittance, etc., thereby defrauding the relevant overseas company or individual.


The investigation also found that a total of eight group members opened nine shell companies in Macao from January 2016 to June 2017, and opened different bank accounts in the name of each shell company, and another four group members He is responsible for coming to Australia to pick up the fraudulent money and then transfer it to the "online" members. After comprehensive analysis, from July 2016 to January 2019, members of the group received a total of 22 overseas fraudulent funds, which were remitted from 17 companies or individuals, equivalent to 22.09 million Hong Kong dollars, of which 6 companies or individuals have personally or Entrust a lawyer to report to Australia. The police officers also successfully seized 3.91 million Hong Kong dollars in stolen money, but 14.6 million Hong Kong dollars in stolen money have been successfully withdrawn by members of the group.


From July 2017 to May this year, the police officers arrested three members of the Hong Kong group involved in the case. Two were responsible for opening shell companies and bank accounts in Macao, and one person was responsible for coming to Australia to withdraw funds from the bank. One of them opened Suspicious shell companies are now being detained in Coloane prison. At noon the day before yesterday, the man with the surname Zhu Hong Kong was intercepted by the security police when he entered the port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, and was arrested after being handed over to the police.


Admit $ 9,500 remuneration


Upon enquiry, Zhu confessed to being instructed by members of the "online" group to open a shell company and bank account in Australia. He also learned that the bank account was used to collect criminal money, and he had received HK $ 9,500 as compensation. Zhu confessed that the purpose of this visit to Australia was to visit friends.


Source: HKCD