MCMC: Beware of individual impersonating chairman through emails


  • MCMC
  • Thursday, 26 Aug 2021

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has detected an individual impersonating its chairman using a “suspicious” email address in dealings with international vendors.

MCMC in a statement today (Aug 26) said the email contained messages with the chairman’s name and included instructions to the commission’s finance and accounts department head for matters related to acquisitions and payments.

The commission said that based on its investigations, the email was never issued by its chairman, adding that emails from official MCMC staff end with “mcmc.gov.my” and not other domain names.

It also stressed that official dealings will be announced by MCMC openly and never via emails.

For the record, the commission’s current chairman is Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, who was appointed to the position in June 2020.

MCMC reminded members of the public to beware of suspicious emails bearing names of well-known organisations as they believe it is likely to be a scam tactic used by irresponsible parties. It also urged them to verify with relevant parties or authorities if they are unsure about the authenticity of the content in emails.

Previously in June, MCMC said it detected an individual claiming to be a high-ranking employee at the commission on LinkedIn.

The individual listed his position as a managing director at the agency. MCMC said the individual is not their employee and reported the account holder to LinkedIn for further action.

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