MCMC: Be wary of fake SMS from ‘GOV’ claiming to be linked to MySejahtera

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The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has today warned against fake text messages from ‘GOV’ that claims to be giving special finance assistance credited into Touch ’n Go eWallet accounts. The commission found that irresponsible parties had manipulated the ‘GOV’ digital identity for fraud purposes and even used the MySejahtera organisation name to deceive the public. 

In a statement shared on its official Twitter account today, the warning by MCMC is also consistent with the denial by MySejahtera regarding the fake SMS messages recently. The commission thus advises the public to be vigilant and not fall for this latest modus operandi by scammers. 

Besides that, MCMC has since blocked the malicious fake links attached with the fake text messages in the country. The statement further stressed that individuals found to be spreading false information could be subject to legal action under Section 505 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. 

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