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Be cautious of fake Bank Negara app, warns Bukit Aman PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 May 2021 09:20

Protect Your Financial Health From Coronavirus Scams » WCCU Credit UnionMei 17, 2021 @ 12:48pm
ALOR SETAR: Kerani sebuah kedai buku di Mergong, di sini, kerugian RM255,250.99 selepas menerima mesej kononnya memenangi peraduan anjuran sebuah syarikat makanan.

Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersial Kedah, Superintendan Elias Omar, berkata wanita berusia 25 tahun itu menerima mesej melalui WhatsApp mendakwa dia memenangi peraduan sebanyak RM3,300.

Beliau berkata, mangsa kemudian diarahkan untuk memasukkan wang bagi mencukupi nilai pada cek yang disediakan oleh pihak syarikat.

"Tanpa membuat semakan, mangsa memindahkan wang sebanyak 52 kali ke lapan akaun berbeza secara deposit tunai di mesin juruwang automatik (ATM) sehingga mencecah jumlah RM255,250.99.
"Bagaimanapun mangsa mula sedar ditipu apabila suspek meminta mangsa membuat pindahan wang lagi," katanya dalam kenyataan, hari ini.

Elias berkata, mangsa membuat laporan di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) Kota Setar pada 10 Mei lalu untuk memaklumkan kejadian itu.

Berikutan itu, katanya, satu kertas siasatan dibuka mengikut Seksyen 420 Kanun Keseksaan kerana menipu.

"Polis menasihatkan orang ramai jangan mudah percaya pada panggilan atau WhatsApp menyatakan memenangi apa-apa peraduan dan meminta supaya membayar kos untuk mendapatkan hadiah berkenaan.

"Selain itu anda dinasihatkan membuat semakan dengan mana-mana syarikat yang menganjurkan peraduan itu," katanya.

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Be cautious of fake Bank Negara app, warns Bukit Aman PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 May 2021 09:18

Savings lost after information shared on fake BNM websiteMonday, 10 May 2021 11:27 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — The police have urged the public to be aware that the MyBNM app is being used by unscrupulous parties to commit fraud.

The MyBNM app was an online application offered by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) from November 2015 till November last year.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob said in a statement today that victims of such cases would be contacted by suspects posing as enforcement agency officers, including BNM.

He said the victims would then be asked to download the fake MyBNM app and through the app, they would be asked to key in personal details including their name, ATM card number and PIN, user name and password.

“After securing the information, the syndicate would then make money transfers from the victim’s account to a third party account (mule account),” he said, adding that the victim would only realise they had been scammed after discovering they are left with little money in their account.

Based on records throughout 2020, he said 53 cases were reported with losses of RM1.9 million while from January to April this year, the number of cases recorded increased to 57 cases with losses of RM1.7 million.

“To combat the rise, preventive measures involving the police and public awareness campaigns are needed.

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Report hike in premium for medical insurance policies PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 May 2021 10:45

Federation of Malaysians Consumers AssociationsMay 10, 2021 @ 4:07pm
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (Fomca) has called on people with medical insurance policies to report any price hike in their premiums.

Fomca president Datuk Dr Marimuthu Nadason urged consumers who have not been notified of price increases in their medical insurance to contact their agents and enquire if there is indeed any increase in their premiums.

"Fomca has been recently receiving many complaints from medical insurance policy holders of indiscriminate increases in the price of their premiums.

"We are concerned of how extensive this issue is and how many consumers have been affected by the price increase.
"Currently, with conditional lockdowns, many consumers have been severely affected, either through loss of jobs or reduction in incomes.

"This is certainly not the time to increase insurance premiums," he said in a statement today.

Marimuthu stressed that it was wrong and unacceptable for insurance companies to raise premiums to make excessive profits at a time when consumers were suffering.

If many consumers come forward with similar complaints, he said, Fomca would launch a national campaign to urge Bank Negara Malaysia to stem the increase in medical premiums.

"As a responsible regulator, Bank Negara should have already pre-emptively directed insurance companies not to increase premiums at this point to protect consumers.

"Please provide the feedback to Fomca to enable us to know if you have been affected by the price increase of your medical insurance premium.

"We need the name of the insurance company, current annual insurance premium and new annual insurance premium."

The details can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via this online form.

 

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/05/689286/report-hike-premium-medical-insurance-policies

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 10:48
 
HAS YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY INCREASED THE PRICE OF YOUR MEDICAL PREMIUMS? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 May 2021 10:49

Federation of Malaysians Consumers Associations

PRESS RELEASE / SIARAN MEDIA

10th MAY 2021

HAS YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY INCREASED THE PRICE OF YOUR MEDICAL PREMIUMS?

FOMCA has been recently receiving many complaints from policy holders of medical insurance of indiscriminate increase in the price of their premiums. We are concerned of how extensive this issue this and how many consumers have been similarly affected by the price increase of their premiums.

We call on all consumers with medical insurance policies to inform us of the price increase of your premiums and for those who have not received any notices of price increase in your medical insurance to contact your agent and ask him/her if there is indeed any increase in the price of your medical premiums.

At the current time, with unending lockdowns and conditional lockdowns, many consumers have been severely affected either through loss of jobs or reduction in incomes. This is certainly not the time to increase insurance premiums.

It is certainly wrong and unacceptable that insurance companies, at this time raise premium prices to make excessive profits. Consumers are already suffering.

If based on your feedback, we find that many consumers have been forced to pay increasing medical premiums, FOMCA will be launching a National Campaign to urge Bank Negara Malaysia to Stop the Increase in Medical Premiums.

Consumers are facing tremendous economic pressure due to job loss, income loss and economic insecurity. Now is certainly not the time to increase medical insurance premiums.

As a responsible regulator, Bank Negara Malaysia, to protect consumers, should have already pre-emptively directed insurance companies not to increase premiums at his point of time.

Please provide the feedback to FOMCA to enable us to know if you have been affected by the price increase of your medical insurance premium?

Let us as consumers act together to protect our interests.

These are the information we need

  • Insurance Company
  • Current Annual Insurance Premium (RM)
  • New Annual Insurance Premium (RM)

You may email us the details at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via this online form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PriceHike .

Kindly visit our webpage www.fomca.org.my for more information.

 
Falling for ‘high returns’ promise PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 April 2021 10:37

Must know! various forms of investment fraudSunday, 25 Apr 2021
PETALING JAYA: The challenging economic times brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic were among reasons why some investors fell for investment scams that promised high returns within a short time, says the Securities Commission (SC).

The industry regulator said this was coupled with the general public’s lack of understanding of the capital market, with many investors believing they could gain up to 31% returns if they joined the investment scams.

“We saw a significant jump in complaints about investment scams between 2019 and 2020 with victims across all ages and backgrounds because such scams were conducted via social media, ” it said.

It said complaints about such schemes climbed to 158% from 2019 to 2020, with most of them involving scams, unlicensed investment advice and unregistered digital asset platforms.

In 2019, the SC received 212 complaints but this number jumped to 548 in 2020. So far this year, it has received 215 complaints.

The SC believes scammers had taken advantage of people’s vulnerability to earn extra income during the pandemic.

Some of the scams even promised 10-fold returns on their investment within 24 hours of investing.

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