Alert issued on tuition scam

March 27, 2024

The Education Bureau today called on the public to stay vigilant against a fraudulent WhatsApp message that falsely claims to be issued by school personnel and requests parents to transfer a tuition fee to apply for the Gifted Education Fund: Off-school Advanced Learning Programmes.


The case has been reported to Police.


All Gifted Education Fund: Off-school Advanced Learning Programmes for primary and secondary school students are free of charge, and registration must be made through the bureau's designated programme providers.


Citizens are advised to stay alert to suspicious messages and not disclose personal information or transfer any fees. Anyone who has been scammed should contact Police immediately.


For enquiries, call the bureau at 3698 3486.

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