KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has never sent any email or message to the public to claim cash prizes under a bonus scheme offered by a telecommunications company.
The public, warned the commission, should always be vigilant and not be easily deceived by emails or messages that could not be verified, and to avoid giving personal details such as their identity card number to unknown individuals.
“Public vigilance is important in protecting oneself from becoming a victim of fraud, theft of personal information and other forms of crime,” it said in a statement, reported Bernama.
Among others, the viral message or email claimed that as a result of monitoring by the Cyber Intelligence Monitoring Network, the victim to whom the message was addressed to, still had an unsettled transaction with Maybank as the winner of a RM270,000 cash prize under the TM’s Family Gift Bonus.
The email also states that the transaction with Maybank is legitimate and the person can claim the cash without fear.
Meanwhile, the police also denied claims that Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani had links to an investment scheme known as Amundi.
Police secretary Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin said a report had been lodged to initiate an investigation into the irresponsible individual who had impersonated and deceptively used Acryl Sani’s name.
“The investment scheme is also being investigated and the public is advised to always be alert so as not to be deceived and misled into investing in fraudulent schemes,” she said in a statement yesterday.
Noorsiah said the police had recently detected a group on WhatsApp promoting an investment scheme using a profile of IGP Acryl Sani.
“The individual involved who used the phone number 010-2301160 claimed that the IGP has also participated in the investment scheme,” she added.