PETALING JAYA: Four police reports have been lodged over a fake Maybank2u website created by fraudsters to steal banking information, says Bukit Aman.
Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob said that victims would receive emails that supposedly came from the bank stating that their accounts had issues.
"They will be asked to click on a link provided in the email. The website appears exactly as the Maybank2u website and victims will be duped into handing over their private details, passwords and handphone numbers.
"Shortly after 'updating their details', the victims will notice that their funds would be reduced.
"As of now, losses from this scam have been estimated to be RM22,300," he said on Thursday (April 15).
Comm Zainuddin urged all users to verify website links before clicking on them, and to contact the bank if they receive any emails asking for personal information.
Users can also contact the CCID Scam Response Centre at 03-2610 1559 should there be any doubts, he added.
On April 13, Maybank issued a scam alert warning regarding the fake Maybank2u website on Twitter.
It added that the company will never send reminders via SMS, email or WhatsApp with links urging users to log in or update their Maybank2u account.