Source: Astro Awani & New Straits Times
Any scams on a social media platform that attempts to steal your personal data or use your account to scam your friends/contacts
May pose as your friend and ask for money or send a phishing link leading you to a malicious site.
e.g. “Hey dude, this is my new IG account. Check out my latest TikTok post and LIKE it!”
SWEEPSTAKES OR CONTESTS
Offering you prizes from contests you did not enter to get your personal information.
e.g. “Anda baru sahaja memenangi iPhone 21 terbaru yang belum keluar di pasaran. Klik link ini sebelum terlambat!”
“PHOTO OF YOU”
DM or PM you via social media platforms with message like “Have you seen this photo of you?” and send you a link that will land to an unsolicited page.
e.g. “Is what this article saying about you true? Find out here!
Present themselves as a highly influential person willing to start a relationship while he/she catfishes you.
e.g. “Hey there, handsome. I’m Hannah. Saw your profile and thought we should go out on a date together.”
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