News & Reviews: scam
Posted: Jul 16, 2020
It always pays to be careful on the internet these days, something that a few famous people might want to remember. Earlier today, several high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked and started spreading a cryptocurrency scam. Twitter soon responded by temporarily blocking these verified accounts from sending Tweets.
Posted: Jun 03, 2020
When it comes to smartphones, we always appreciate seeing new designs. In that sense, the design for the Brandeis Prometheus is considerably different. This device is an Indiegogo project by a startup and it's expected to ship in November 2020.
Posted: May 05, 2020
Recently, a 61-year-old businesswoman was recently a victim of a scam resulting in her losing more than RM800000. Based on the report, the scammers who were posing a Pos Laju mentioning that they have spotted the victim’s IC and credit card in Sabah. Soon after that, the victim received another call from the police headquarters in Sabah by a representative named Yang Chang, stating that she was involved in a bunch of illegal activities where she could be sentenced to prison if convicted.
Posted: Apr 23, 2020
Google recently weighed in online via Mark Risher, Senior Director for Account Security, Identity, and Abuse about the current online security COVID-19 situation. On Google’s side, Google Meet, GMail and Google Play Protect for example have mostly built-in automatic protections but there are a number of checkup tools to see if you’re safe or not and the advice on what to do about it. On our part, we’ve seen a marked increase in such scams.
Posted: Apr 15, 2020
During the Movement Control Order period, the government announced that every Malaysian citizen will get their financial relief fund via Bantuan Prihatin Nasional payment. However, 6 Malaysians have somehow lost nearly RM300,000 to scammers online through an APK installation via WhatsApp. Today, the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) have issued a step by step on how to prevent fro being scammed so here are the steps.
Posted: Apr 14, 2020
Scammers are always looking for new ways to cheat honest citizens, which is why we have to remain alert to them at this crucial time. Unfortunately, six people had the misfortune to run afoul of the latest trick by a scam syndicate recently and lost a combined total of RM295350. The method used to trick the victims was a mobile application created by the syndicate.
Posted: Apr 06, 2020
In line with the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) initiative, today will be the first phase which will last until 12 April 2020. With this, the Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia (LHDN Malaysia) have taken the initiative to inform every Malaysian citizen about the official SMS messages they will receive during this week.
Posted: Apr 02, 2020
Earlier today, the Lembaga Hasil dalam Negeri (LHDN) has recently posted an update on their Facebook page to warn Malaysians to never provide sensitive information any SMSes posing to be the LHDN. Furthermore, they will only use official numbers when sending messages such as 62000 or 63833.
Posted: Mar 16, 2020
Based on a report by astroawani.com, it seems that around 50 victims fell prey to a group of E-Wallet scammers who have managed to bag around RM600000. In order to pull the scam off, some individuals in the group will act as agents who will seek out selected individuals and promise them up to RM300 if they were to sign up.
Posted: Jan 21, 2020
Most of you already know about our government's e-Tunai initiative, where you get to claim RM30 through Boost, Touch 'n Go e-wallet or Grab Pay. These platforms have also been offering a variety of deals to attract new users, which scam groups are now taking advantage of. One such scam group claims it's from Boost and has been sending scam SMS messages to the public.