Over the recent years, Malaysians have been hit with a wave of scam calls and suspicious messages, resulting into them losing their hard-earned money. With that said, authorities have been working on various ways to help safeguard the public’s hard-earned money like introducing the “kill switch” function. While many of us have been as vigilant as possible, trying to avoid any suspicious calls or texts, some may have realised it too late and be caught in a scam.
M’sian woman receives message from scammers pretending to be a courier provider, warns netizens to be wary
Just recently, a Malaysian woman named Gillian has shared her experience on her socials, revealing that she had almost become a victim of scam. In her post, she said that she received a message from a ‘courier provider’, mentioning that her items were unable to be delivered.
As she read through the message, she was told that her items are unable to be delivered due to the lost of her address. She was told to click into the link embedded in the message and was asked to ‘request’ a new delivery. Speaking to Wau Post, Gillian shared that as she clicked into the website, there was still nothing suspicious about the website.
“As I went through the website and was about to enter my card details, I realised that the word ‘ditular’ sounds weird”, elaborating that she then went on to search for the meaning, whilst calling the courier provider asking for clarification.
As she called her courier provider, a woman was assigned to her inquiries and when she found out that she had received the message, she told her that the messages are from scammers.
“She was worried and asked if I’ve entered any of my personal details or card details”, she said.
Gillian then ended her post, urging for netizens to be careful of such messages and not become a victim of scam.
Following her post that has garnered over 5.9k shares, plenty of netizens have also left their comments sharing the same message they have received:
“Please be wary of this number as well.”
“There has been a lot of scammers going around lately, you need to be wary and not click on everything you see.”
“I received the same message and was wondering what’s JT Express.”
Please be wary of any suspicious messages and if you’re unsure, please give your local courier provider a call or head over to the nearest branch for further clarification. Stay safe fellow Malaysians!
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