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'Silver economy' panel set up

The Commerce & Economic Development Bureau today established the Advisory Panel on Silver Economy and convened its first meeting with the aim of initiating research on the development of Hong Kong’s growing elderly population as a consumer segment.    Chairing the panel, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Algernon Yau said the elderly demographic was emerging as an important part of the city’s economy.    He highlighted that many products and services designed to enhance the quality of life enjoyed by elderly residents are spurring growth and business opportunities.    Mr Yau added that promoting such products and services can help to foster the development of the so-called silver economy and unleash business potential in the elderly market, whilst also catering to the aspirations and needs of elderly people. He said this would be the advisory panel’s focus.     At today’s meeting, the panel endorsed its terms of reference, reviewed statistics relating to

Alert issued on bogus HKeToll SMS

The Transport Department today alerted the public to fraudulent SMS messages purportedly issued by HKeToll.


The messages contain hyperlinks HK.PCeToll[.]xyz and PC-HKeToll[.]com which lead to a fake HKeToll website seeking to deceive recipients into making payments and obtain their credit card information.


The department clarified that the SMS messages were not issued by HKeToll and the case has been reported to Police for follow-up.


It also reminded citizens that HKeToll will not send SMS messages or emails to vehicle owners with hyperlinks directing them to websites to carry out transactions. If vehicle owners wish to pay an outstanding toll online, they must log in to the HKeToll website or mobile app.


People are urged to stay alert when receiving unidentified messages, and refrain from visiting suspicious websites and disclosing personal data. Anyone who has provided personal data to such websites should contact Police.


Call 3853 7333 for HKeToll enquiries.

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