By Malcolm Lau
KUCHING, Sept 14: Members of the public are urged to be extra vigilant of scam syndicates and not to click on the link from the short message service claiming to be from bank authorities.
Kuching district acting police chief Supt Merbin Lisa warned this is one of the scamming methods from the scammers.
“Maybank has issued a statement on the social media website, urging the people not to open or click on the link from the short message service claiming they are from the bank authorities,” he said in a press statement today.
“Public are also urged not to log in their bank account on the link as this is one of the scamming methods,” he added.
According to Merbin, Maybank account holders must be extra cautious if they received a call from scammers who claimed themselves to be bank officers. The scammers will tell the intended victim that his or her name had been used for loan purposes.
“The scammers will later ask for their name and identification number for identification purpose,” Merbin said.
He said the victims who panicked would be told to make a complaint to Bank Negara Malaysia or the police, who were the scammers under disguise by giving them the number which was modified using the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) platform to deceive the victims.
“The victims who have been deceived will be scared and are told by the scammers to transfer the money to the bank account provided by the suspect,” he added.-DayakDaily