QuickCheck: Are fake open house invites being used to dupe the public?

INVITATIONS to open house events hosted by celebrities and influencers have been making the rounds on social media, especially during this festive season.

In addition to free food and the chance to mingle with famous folk, these invitations also promise freebies for those who attend.

However, they require anyone interested to send money as a deposit to book a slot.

Are these invitations an attempt to scam the people?



In a Facebook video on Monday (April 15), Amaran Scam – a Bank Negara Malaysia initiative – warns the public to beware of such invitations and to refrain from providing personal information such as bank details through suspicious links or websites.

It urged the people to always conduct checks on the organisers of such events.

It also advised them to contact their respective banks or the National Scam Response Centre (NSRC) at 997 immediately if they have fallen for such invitations.

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