Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Read More On SMS Scams

In todays The Star....

Bank Negara: SMS scams tied to unauthorised withdrawals

PETALING JAYA: Unauthorised bank withdrawals are mostly caused by SMS scams which inform victims they have won cash prizes, says Bank Negara Malaysia.

The central bank said it received 165 complaints last year on illegal withdrawals, all of which were due to customers knowingly or unknowingly divulging personal information such as their personal identification number (PIN) and password to third parties or fraudsters.

“Banks will never request for such personal information through e-mail, SMS or phone calls,” Bank Negara said in a statement yesterday.

It urged the public not to respond to any SMS or e-mail requesting personal information for banking accounts.

Read more at http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/1/6/nation/2950608&sec=nation

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