Phishing for prey: Cops warn of bogus lucky draw link spread via chat app

KUALA LUMPUR: Don't click on a bogus Petronas lucky draw web link being spread on WhatsApp, says Comm Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din.

The Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director said the link would take the victims to a phishing website.

"Those who have clicked the link will be brought to a website, where they are required to answer a set of four questions to obtain the victim's data.

"After answering the questions, the victim will then be instructed to send the link to 20 other people," he said in a statement Friday (April 22).

Checks by CCID revealed that the website was fake and had nothing to do with Petronas, he said.

"We advise the public not to go to the website as it might also contain malware or viruses that can endanger the data stored in devices.

"We urge those with inquiries to contact the CCID Scam Response Centre at 03-2610 1559 / 1599," Comm Mohd Kamarudin said.

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