QuickCheck: Are scammers using the durian season to dupe consumers?

WITH the King of Fruits coming into season around this time, durian fans all over are looking for the best deals to get their hands on this Malaysian favourite.

However, are scammers actively targeting these people to profit off cheating them?



Such scams are indeed active, and Bank Negara has come up with a video posted on the Amaran Scam Facebook page to warn the public of their usual tactics and tricks.

It said that the signs of a scam include a deal that is too good to be true or if a seller proposes using a particular website or tries to get a buyer to download an app to pay or get refunds.

"(A scammer) could also ask you to download an app and enter your personal details there," it added.

"Always be alert for the latest tactics of scammers, including financial scams. If you have ever been a victim of a scam, call your bank or the NSRC at 977," said Bank Negara.

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