Source: Astro Awani & New Straits Times
Messages that usually contain a link that lands on an official-looking website to steal your personal information or install malicious software on your device
Tricks you into clicking a link or opening a file by claiming there’s an issue with your account or payment.
e.g. “Error detected. Click this link to resolve the issue”
“I NEED HELP!”
Sent from unidentified or suspicious-looking number asking for financial help to solve an emergency.
e.g. “Tolong Abang! Abang baru tukar nombor. Abang perlukan RM1,200, nanti abang bayar balik.”
States there are suspicious activities involving your bank account and persuade you to provide sensitive info to steal your money.
e.g. “Someone has logged into your account. Reply this SMS with your password to protect your account.”
Claim that you have unclaimed parcel and request for unpaid shipping fees to complete delivery.
e.g. “Kos penghantaran anda masih tidak dijelaskan. Bayar ke akaun ini untuk penghantaran ekspres.”
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