News & Reviews: scam
Last Updated: 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.
Last Updated: Jun 04, 2020
In this modern internet age, one might think that it's almost impossible to get scammed online if there's a too-good-to-be-true deal. Not for these two Malaysians though, who recently got conned and lost a total of RM6800. How in the world did this happen? Well, take a read below.
Last Updated: 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.
Last Updated: 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.
Last Updated: 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.
Last Updated: 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.
Last Updated: 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.
Last Updated: 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.
Last Updated: Sep 04, 2019
If you thought that deepfake videos created with a single photo was bad, wait till you hear about this. A scammer managed to trick an employee into transferring USD$243000 (~RM1022544) by deepfaking their CEO’s voice.