Despite the authorities doing everything they can, scammers are everywhere and they will do everything possible to get money from you.
The latest technique these scammers are using is by impersonating officers from the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC)
According to a report by The Edge
, the scammers would usually get in touch with their victims through phone calls, text messages or e-mails.
The scammers would tell their victims that they have outstanding bank loans they would need to settle immediately, or action would be taken against them.
Gripped by fear, the victims would then transfer their hard-earned money to a bank account provided by the fake EAIC, only to realise later that they have been scammed.
EAIC, in a statement quoted by The Edge
, said they have been receiving numerous complaints from victims of the scam.
“EAIC will be lodging a police report on the matter and hope to take necessary action together with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) so as to protect the public and the Commission’s reputation,” said EAIC.
If you're unlucky enough to be contacted by the EAIC, you should double check the authenticity of the phone number through the contact details listed on its official portal
If the numbers don't tally up, feel free to slam down the phone. What's the worst that could happen?