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More scam and cheat schemes in 2021

More scam and cheat schemes in 2021 Mobile number portingScammers transfer a registered mobile phone number from one telco provider to a different provider without the knowledge of the owner followed by syncing the scammer’s mobile phone with the ported number to...

Learn to recognise and identify scams, so you don’t get cheated

Learn to recognise and identify scams, so you don’t get cheated   The Macau scam is fairly well known today - unwitting victims receives a phone call from an individual impersonating as an official of a significant establishment or organisation and is told that...

Glossary of Scams in Malaysia

LHDN impersonation scamsRecent years have seen scammers boldly impersonating Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia (LHDN), approaching Malaysians with offers of rebates for overpaid taxes or worse, threats of legal action for overdue tax. Impersonation scams known as...

Business Email Compromise Scams Are On The Rise

Business Email Compromise Scams Are On The Rise There has been a surge in business email compromise (BEC) or email account compromise scams (EAC) in recent years, causing losses of Millions of Dollars every year to individuals,...

Fake Indigenous Australian artworks openly for sale

Fake Indigenous Australian Artworks Indigenous Australians [also known as `Aboriginals’] settled in Australia over 50,000 years ago [some estimates say possibly 100,000 years ago] and created their own cultures that have unique aspects not found elsewhere on earth,...

Issues with Listening Devices – aka `bugs’

Listening Devices – aka `bugs’Technical Surveillance is the security industry term for that laypeople would normally call a `bug’ – essentially a listening device that can be placed inside an office, vehicle, room etc. The Technical Surveillance device can then record...

Spear Phishing Attacks in Malaysia

The integrity of Malaysian commercial and government computer systems continues to be threatened by the increase of spear phishing attacks by groups based overseas. Phishing attacks occur where mass emails are sent out to multiple users enticing them to click on a...

Bribery and corruption behind Football
match fixing in Malaysia

Online gambling on football matches in Asia has reached hundreds of millions of dollars each season – with the risk that those involved in making or receiving large-scale bets would seek to manipulate the results by threats or bribes of the players, managers or...

Ransomware attacks surge in Malaysia

Ransomware has become a critical threat for small and medium sized businesses in Malaysia and across South East Asia due to the ease with which Bitcoin makes extracting ransoms from their victims. Ransomware is simple but toxic. Malicious software is inadvertently...

US Navy officials charged in ‘Fat Leonard’ fraud

A Malaysian national operating from naval bases in Singapore and across Asia has managed to cause one of the biggest criminal fraud cases in US Navy history. US government investigators have detained and charged multiple US Navy officials for offences relating to...

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