MyCert: Beware of fake MyBayar PDRM website


MyCert recommends users don’t click on adware or suspicious URLs sent through SMS, email, or any messaging services. — Image by Freepik

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCert) has issued an alert warning about a phishing website that scammers have set up to mimic the MyBayar PDRM website.

According to the alert, scammers are using email to target unsuspecting users, instructing them to pay fines for alleged traffic violations by impersonating the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).

The link in the email will direct users to the fake MyBayar PDRM website, warning that users are required to settle the fine within seven days to avoid legal consequences.

According to MyCert, the counterfeit website closely resembles the official MyBayar PDRM portal, but the URL in the address bar will differ from the genuine URL, mybayar.rmp.gov.my, indicating that it’s fake.

MyCert said that users will be required to fill in their vehicle plate number to check for fines. They will be asked to settle a fine of RM50, which it said is "quite low for a standard fine in Malaysia".

They will then be directed to a payment page and required to provide banking details such as their card number, expiration date, and CVV number.

MyCert said users risk exposing their banking details and potential financial loss, recommending that users don’t click on adware or suspicious URLs sent through SMS, email, or any messaging services.

Last month, it was reported that a 37-year-old woman lost RM31,638.85 after making an RM50 payment to a fake MyBayar PDRM website.

Selangor Police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said in the report that PDRM will not contact members of the public via email for matters related to traffic violations.

MyBayar PDRM was first introduced in 2021 as an online portal to help members of the public pay traffic summonses.

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