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Did You Know?

Malaysians have lost more than RM750mil to scams in the last three years. Fraudsters are using different methods and channels to trick their victims every day.
Learn more about these five most common scams and frauds to which a large number of people fall victim to.
 

Wangiri Scam Call or Vishing Social Media Scam SMS Scams Malware
Wangiri

What is Wangiri?

It is leaving missed call notifications on people’s phones. The calls ring only once and cut.

 

Wangiri

 How scammers work?

  • Missed call from international numbers.
  • Victim returns call & charged with premium rate.
  • Scammer keeps victim on the line as long as possible.
  • The longer victims stay on the line the more scammers earn.
     
What to look out for

What to look out for?

Missed calls, typically with international numbers.

 

How to respond?

Avoid calling back unknown international numbers.
Do not share any personal information.
Report the number to your mobile operator.

WANGIRI #1

Your phone rings only once and then stops. When you check it, you notice that the dialler was an international number with a different country code which you do not recognise.

What do you do?

WANGIRI #2

You return a missed call with an international country code, thinking in case it could be an urgent matter. When the call is connected, you realise that it is picked up by an interactive voice response (IVR) message with automated announcements instead of a real person.

The announcement tells you that you will be connected to one of their operators soon.

What do you do?

WANGIRI #3

You return a missed call with an international country code. When the call is connected, the person speaking on the other end is a voice whom you do not recognise or have never spoken to.

He/she keeps asking if you can hear them and keeps saying that the reception is bad, but tells you not to hang up because they urgently need to speak to you.

What do you do?

 

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