Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority (IA) has issued a warning to the public about 15 WeChat accounts that have impersonated the social media platforms of two authorised insurers.
The companies, Prudential Hong Kong Ltd and Prudential General Insurance Hong Kong Ltd, have confirmed that they have no connection with these accounts, a statement from the IA said.
According to the regulator, anyone who has provided personal information to the WeChat accounts or has conducted any insurance transactions with accounts should contact their insurers immediately, and report the case to the Hong Kong Police Force.
The accounts are likely part of a phishing scam, which tries to steal personal data or gain access to an individual’s accounts.
The 15 false WeChat accounts are the following: