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Caution on bogus calls from persons impersonating Bank Negara Malaysia Officials
24/03/2014
 

Bank Negara Malaysia would like to caution members of the public on the recent modus operandi by persons impersonating as officials from Bank Negara Malaysia, commercial bank or a government agency (including the Police or the Inland Revenue Department).

These fraudsters aim to deceive the public into transferring money to unknown third party accounts purportedly for Bank Negara Malaysia’s safekeeping. These fraudulent activities are promoted through telephone calls, SMS, emails or other forms of communication. The modus operandi is as attached.

Members of the public are advised to stay alert when receiving any unsolicited telephone calls, SMS or e-mails. They should not respond to any such unsolicited contact. Bank Negara Malaysia will never ask individuals to transfer money for safekeeping.

Bank Negara Malaysia advises members of the public to protect themselves and exercise due caution by taking the following actions:

(1) Do not disclose your personal financial information to any party.
(2) Do not transfer your money to unknown third party accounts.
(3) Always check with the commercial bank to establish the identity of the unknown third party accounts to avoid being cheated.

Members of the public can contact directly to Bank Negara Malaysia at:

BNMTELELINK (Customer Contact Centre)
Tel: 1-300-88-5465
Fax: (03)2174 1515
Email:bnmtelelink@bnm.gov.my
To submit enquiries or complaints via SMS, type BNM TANYA [your enquiry/complaint] send to 15888
For more information on financial scams activities, visit the financial fraud alert site at http://fraudalert.bnm.gov.my or engage with us on facebook at http://facebook.com/bnm.official

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