Scammers are always up to one thing, and one thing only: YOUR MONEY!
To identify a scam, these are some signs you should look out for:
1) You do not know this number and the number looks foreign (aka weird)
2) You've won something that is too good to be true. Let's be real, there's no such thing as winning a phone for FREE without participating.
3) You've been requested to call/reply to XXXXXX number or click on a link to find out more.
4) A company name e.g. CELCOM is mentioned many times.
5) You've been asked to provide some personal info i.e. IC number, bank account, home address etc online.
Let's be smart and fight these scammers! Kindly look out for any promos or contests on CELCOM official social media channels (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) If you're uncertain, we're just one message away!
We welcome more ideas on how to identify scammers; or if you have any case samples to share, don't be shy and share it with us in the comment box below!
To add to it, the message is bit funny. Meaning the BM is not so BM and the English is not so English. Just delete it guys =)
Recently, this has been circulating and raised some questions by many people if this is legit?
The answer is: NO! This is obviously a FAKE MESSAGE.
1. You can't find it anywhere on any of Celcom's social media pages or website.
2. Too good to be true.
3. Asking you for money (even if it's only RM5).
4. Doesn't give you enough time to think.
Seriously, don't fall for this. #FightScam
Sharing another example of scam message.
Saw this on Bernama page, thought it's useful.
Wow, more scam messages online guys. Stay alert and be careful!
Again this is obviously a scam - when you look at the "cara tebus hadiah", it's directing the victim to a non-official channel. Be careful guys, don't believe in this.