Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (the “Bank”) would like to remind customers “Don't be tempted by quick money. Don't sell your account.”To protect your own interests, please read the following information:
Criminal syndicates try to lure customers into lending or selling their bank accounts, or use their personal credentials to open bank accounts by offering “quick money earning” through telemarketing or social media platforms from time to time. These “stooge accounts” are subsequently used to receive and launder fraudulent payments or other crime proceeds.
The Bank reminds customers and general public not to sell or lend their personal credential/bank accounts to others as these might be abused for unlawful purpose. Otherwise, customers may expose themselves to the risk of committing the offence of money laundering of which the maximum penalty is a fine of HK$5 million and imprisonment for 14 years.