Malaysia news today: In a recent social media post, a Facebook user recently detailed his entire trouble of dealing with a bank scam
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In the Facebook post, he received a call from a scammer, He was pretending that he was the AmBank agents, asking if he had made a payment on Lazada. He denies it and says that he has not done so.
After confirming the victim’s personal information, the scammers told him that his ‘card’ was not active.
He then sent him a fake police report through WhatsApp.
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The line was then changed to ‘representatives’ of Bank Negara Malaysia who confirm the personal details again
After that, he was getting shocked as there was an identity fraud and the ‘case’ will be filed to a high court.
The line was transferred again to another person posing as an Inspector who took his case.
Scammers know all your details
In shock, the impostors knew about his car loans as well as a police report he lodged five years ago.
During the call, the victim suddenly received text messages that his e-banking credentials changed. Money from his Maybank and OCBC bank accounts started transferring.
He was fear as this is all of his life savings were flowing out of the account without control.
He quickly reports the incident to the police as well as Bank Negara Malaysia. Maybank freezes the accounts and stops the money from transferring. However, OCBC sent him a letter saying that they were unable to recover RM30,000 lost from his account as he shared the Internet banking credential.
Advice from the victim
He said the intent of his Facebook post was to create awareness so netizens will not fall for this scam tactic. He urged all depositors to be careful when choosing banks to store their money.