Friday, June 17, 2011

Beware of e-mail asking for bank details

PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara has warned about an e-mail aimed at deceiving the public into disclosing their personal banking details.
The scam e-mail, purportedly sent out by Bank Negara, urges the recipients to update their account details through a hyperlink in the e-mail.
“Once the victim clicks on the link, he will then be directed to a website requesting disclosure of personal financial details such as credit or debit card details, including card code verification, or other personal identification numbers (PIN),” the central bank said in a statement.
Bank Negara added that financial institutions, including credit card issuers, would never ask for personal banking information when contacting customers be it via telephone calls, SMS or e-mails.
Those who receive such e-mails are advised to contact their respective banks or contact the Associations of Banks in Malaysia toll-free service at 1-300-88-9980.
For more information on financial scam activities, visit the financial fraud alert site at
The public can also contact BNMTELELINK (Customer Contact Centre) at 1-300-88-5465 or e-mail - theStarOnline

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