Source: Astro Awani & New Straits Times
Attempts to steal your money or personal details via phone calls, usually by offering a gift or through threats and intimidation.
Offer exaggerated fake prizes, products or services.
e.g. “You just won a 1-month stay at 5-star hotel and a TV worth RM15,000!”
FAKE REQUESTS OR BANK FRAUDS
Claim to be an authority to get your bank account details.
e.g. “Hello Encik, kami perlukan nombor MyKad dan kata laluan untuk kemaskini akaun Encik.”
Cause panic by threatening an arrest and warning about unpaid debts or taxes.
e.g. “We have received a request to tow your car due to 3-month unpaid fees!”
OTHER URGENT REQUESTS
Create fake stories and convince you to transfer money.
e.g. “Puan, boleh tolong bayarkan bil tunggakan makcik? Kalau boleh, transfer ke akaun ini sekarang.
Check the number at https://semakmule.rmp.gov.my/ if it has been reported for being fraudulent. Report any suspicious scams to CCID hotline at 03-26101559 / 03-26101599 or NSRC hotline at 997 for free.
Find out more about National Scam Response Centre here