MCMC collaborates with telcos to organise scam prevention campaign as losses exceed RM38mil in Q1 2021

Throughout 2020 until May 2021, MCMC has received 1,290 reports related to phone scams. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced that a telecommunications crime prevention awareness campaign focusing on phone scams will begin today (June 14).

The campaign will focus on reminding consumers about three types of phone scams, namely voice phishing (the caller impersonates an authority figure to obtain personal banking information from the victim), SMS scam (victim receives an SMS urging them to confirm a banking transaction via an included phone number or link to a fraudulent website) and Transaction Authentication Codes scam (victim is contacted by a scammer impersonating a family member or friend asking for the TAC number, claiming that it has been accidentally sent to them).

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