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.
What is Wangiri?It is a method of generating short calls and leaving missed call notifications on people’s phones. Each one rings just once and then hangs up.
Fraudsters leave a missed call to victims (typically from international numbers) which then deceives the victim to return the call where they will get charged at premium rates. During the callback, fraudsters will try to keep victims on the line as long as possible, either with a real person talking on the other end or an IVR message playing, and this is how they earn revenue while the victim is charged an exorbitant rate for the call.
What to look out for?
Short call durations, or missed calls
typically with international numbers.
How to respond?
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