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Fraudulent websites related to OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:
 
     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited relating to fraudulent websites, which has been reported to the HKMA. A hyperlink to the press release is available on the HKMA website.
      
     Anyone who has provided his or her personal information, or who has conducted any financial transactions, through or in response to the websites concerned, should contact the bank using the contact information provided in the press release, and report the matter to the Police by contacting the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force at 2860 5012.

Applications open for 2021 Hong Kong Youth Music Camp

     The 2021 Hong Kong Youth Music Camp, organised by the Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will be held from July 24 to 31 at designated music centres of the Music Office. Applications are now open for qualified young local musicians aged 8 to25.
 
     Campers will join the String Orchestra, Chinese Orchestra, Junior Yangqin Ensemble or Youth Yangqin Ensemble to receive training from renowned musicians and the Music Office’s instructors. The fee for each camper ranges from $450 to $850. They will also participate in the public evening concert to be held at the Concert Hall of Hong Kong City Hall on August 1 to showcase their achievements. Tickets will be available for sale at URBTIX from July 11.
 
    Interested persons with the required music qualifications and in the relevant age cohort are welcome to submit applications online or by post. A link to the audition video is required to be provided in the application for selection. The deadline for application is May 14. For details, please visit the Music Office website www.lcsd.gov.hk/musicoffice.
 
     For enquiries, please call 3842 7773, 2596 0898 or 3842 7775.
 
     In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, visitors to music centres of the Music Office are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code or register their name, contact number and the date and time of the visit before being allowed to enter. They will also need to use hand sanitiser, wear their own masks and be subject to temperature checks. read more

Exchange Fund Bills tender results

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     Exchange Fund Bills tender results:
 

Tender date : April 20, 2021
Paper on offer : EF Bills
Issue number : Q2116
Issue date : April 21, 2021
Maturity date : July 21, 2021
Amount applied : HK$128,477 MN
Amount allotted : HK$55,559 MN
Average yield accepted : 0.03 PCT
Highest yield accepted : 0.03 PCT
Pro rata ratio* : About 49 PCT
Average tender yield : 0.03 PCT
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Tender date : April 20, 2021
Paper on offer : EF Bills
Issue number : H2145
Issue date : April 21, 2021
Maturity date : October 20, 2021
Amount applied : HK$77,800 MN
Amount allotted : HK$17,000 MN
Average yield accepted : 0.04 PCT
Highest yield accepted : 0.05 PCT
Pro rata ratio* : About 22 PCT
Average tender yield : 0.06 PCT
 
*”Pro rata ratio” refers to the average percentage of allotment with respect to each tender participant’s tendered amount at the “highest yield accepted” level.
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Hong Kong Monetary Authority tenders to be held in the week beginning April 26, 2021:
 
Tender date : April 27, 2021
Paper on offer : EF Bills
Issue number : Q2117
Issue date : April 28, 2021
Maturity date : July 28, 2021
Tenor : 91 Days
Amount on offer : HK$33,424 MN
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Tender date : April 27, 2021
Paper on offer : EF Bills
Issue number : H2146
Issue date : April 28, 2021
Maturity date : October 27, 2021
Tenor : 182 Days
Amount on offer : HK$12,000 MN
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DH alerts public to fraudulent phone calls purporting to be made by DH

     The Department of Health (DH) today (April 20) appealed to members of the public to stay alert to fraudulent phone calls purporting to be made by the DH. The DH recently received a number of public enquiries about receiving phone calls from +852 2836 0077, which is the same number as the DH’s Client Relations Division hotline (2836 0077).
 
     The concerned members of the public pointed out that the caller claimed to be a DH staff member and instructed the called party to go to a quarantine centre, or to go to the headquarters of the DH for quarantine.
 
     A spokesman for the DH clarified, “We have not made the calls in question. If DH staff need to contact members of the public through the hotline, we will provide relevant information to verify the identity of both parties, but will not request the public to provide sensitive personal information. The DH has reported the matter to the Police.”

     The spokesman reminded members of the public that the Centre for Health Protection, through its hotlines (2125 1111/2125 1122), allows members of the public to verify the identity of authorised officers if necessary. The public should stay alert and should not follow the caller’s instructions if they receive suspected fraudulent calls. If they have any doubts, they should report the matter to the Police. read more