Scammers in Malaysia can use telephones to perpetrate a wide range of scams, including but not limited to the following:
- Impersonating government officials or law enforcement officers to extort money or personal information from victims.
- They pretend to be bank or financial institution representatives and trick victims into revealing their account information or transferring funds.
- Offering fake investment opportunities or job offers to lure victims into giving away money or personal information.
- They were conducting "tech support" scams by convincing victims that their computers had been hacked or infected with malware and charging them for unnecessary services or software.
It is essential to be cautious and vigilant when receiving unsolicited calls, especially from unknown numbers. It is also advisable to verify the caller's identity and only disclose personal information or make payments once you are sure the caller is legitimate. Additionally, registering your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry may reduce the number of unwanted telemarketing calls you receive.