07/12/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2019 02:41
12 July 2019
The Insurance Authority (IA) today (12 July 2019) alerted the public to a fraudulent mobile application of 'http://fir.im/9sb3?utm_source=fir&utm_medium=qr'. The aforesaid mobile application purports to be the official mobile application of an authorized insurer of Hong Kong, Sun Life Hong Kong Limited (Sun Life). Sun Life has confirmed that it has no connection with the fraudulent application.
The case has been reported to the Hong Kong Police Force for further investigation. Anyone who has provided personal information to the website or has conducted any insurance transactions through the website should call Sun Life at 2103-8929, and report the case to the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Police at 2860-2929.
Any company carrying on insurance business in or from Hong Kong must be authorized by the IA under the Insurance Ordinance (Cap. 41). The full list of authorized insurers in Hong Kong can be found on the Register of Insurers on the IA website.