PDRM: Scammers may be stealing your personal info from discarded delivery packages


As more users opt for online shopping, more thought should be put into how they dispose of their delivery packages to avoid their personal details from being misused. — AFP

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is warning members of the public to be careful when throwing out empty delivery packaging, as scammers can easily steal their personal information from them and use their details for nefarious purposes.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob said this in a statement after a viral video depicted an unidentified fraudster retrieving the name, phone number and home address of a victim from a delivery package that had been discarded at a rubbish bin in a public area.

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