QuickCheck: Are scammers targetting ewallet users with fake suspension notifications?


TOUCH 'n Go ewallet users have been receiving SMSes saying their accounts have been suspended.

Is this a scam?

Verdict:

TRUE

According to a statement Touch 'n Go (TnG) posted on their Facebook page, these SMSes are the work of scammers using the company's name to try and defraud its users.

TnG said it had not sent out any such messages, adding that victims who click on the links provided would be directed to a fake TnG ewallet website where their information would be stolen.

It then urged its users to verify any information related to TnG directly with the company through its careline number 03-5022 3888 or reach out to them on official social media platforms.

Previously, both MySejahtera and the police had also issued an alert about a fake SMS scam claiming that users would receive special Covid-19 assistance funds via the TnG ewallet.

References:

1. https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2022/08/10/got-an-sms-saying-your-touch-n-go-account-has-been-suspended-company-says-its-a-scam

2. https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2022/08/01/pdrm-issues-alert-on-fake-mysejahtera-sms-promising-covid-19-financial-assistance

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