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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Online Scam: The So-Called Local Banks Want Details To Be Verified

In this mortal world, there are many opportunists who want to be rich without hesitating to use illegal methods. What more when the world becomes flatter, thanks to Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn who created the Internet, and later Tim Berners-Lee who introduced Word Wide Web [Thomas L. Friedman, The World Is Flat, 59-60], the scammers see it as modern El Dorado to mine money. One of the most popular scam involves online banking.

The modus operandi among others is to send e-mails requiring the potential victims to verify their bank accounts information. I myself have received lately such e-mails from so-called local banks, namely Bank Islam, Public Bank and CIMB. Although the content of such e-mails are quite convincing, I already know in the first place that they ‘kantoi’ big time. How did I know? Well, I never, for life, have any bank accounts for 2 out of 3 banks concerned. If the e-mails are for the real clients, for sure they will not send randomly to any Ramli (the first Malaysian to play for Man U, hahaha!), Ah Seng and Muthu. Unless they have their very own agenda of deception. Never mind if the contents look some sort of copy-and paste.

So, dear friends, whenever you receive such e-mails, you know the ‘DELETE’ button is always available.


Kucin765G said...

Nice info. Thanks a lot. I better be careful next time..

adamghedodin said...

You're most welcome. Sure, let us be extra careful.