Bank Negara Malaysia is warning the public about an email scam using their board member to scam victims of their money!
Find out what this Bank Negara email scam involves, and make sure you WARN your family and friends!
Bank Negara Malaysia Email Scam : Watch Out For It!
You may have received this email purporting to be from Chin Suit Fang, a Bank Negara Malaysia board member, and Chairman of the Board Audit Committee.
It warns you that you have just 48 hours to address an outward payment from your bank account (not necessarily RHB), or Bank Negara Malaysia will freeze your account for investigations.
Bank Negara Malaysia confirmed that this is a fake scam email, even though Chin Suit Fang is really on the Board of Directors for BNM, and that’s really her photo.
Bank Negara Malaysia Email Scam : Why It’s Fake
For those who want to learn more how to spot such email scams, and specifically why this Bank Negara Malaysia email is a scam, here are the details :
Tip #1 : Check The Email Address
If you check the email address, you will see that it’s from BNM.firstname.lastname@example.org.
That is not a valid Bank Negara Malaysia email account, which always ends with @bnm.gov.my.
Tip #2 : Do You Really Have That Much Money?
It is impossible for Bank Negara Malaysia to question you over such a large transfer when you don’t have that much money in the bank in the first place!
Tip #3 : Did You Really Transfer That Much Money?
If you really have that much money, did you really transfer so much out?
First thing to do is NOT to respond to the email, or click on any link.
No, the first thing you should do is check your bank account. If there has been no such transfer, the email is evidently false.
Tip #4 : Bank Transfers Are Generally Limited To RM50K A Day
Unless you performed the transfer over-the-counter at the bank, and submitted a Bank Negara Malaysia declaration form, it is simply impossible to transfer more than RM50,000 a day.
Online transfers are limited to just RM50,000 a day, and in some cases, to just RM20,000 a day.
Tip #5 : Bank Negara Malaysia Directors Will Not Email You
Even if you are in the habit of transferring half a million ringgit to other people (call me please?), Bank Negara Malaysia will not email you to ask you about it.
If they require you to submit documents, you can be assured that it will be by an official letter.
Even if you are a famous personality or a politically significant person, no Bank Negera Malaysia director is going to write you an email.
Do you really think it is the job of a BNM director to write demand letters?
Tip #6 : Why Would They Include Their Personal Picture?
Why on Earth would any person include their personal picture in an official email?
Heck, do YOU even include a picture of yourself in your emails to your family and friends? Of course, not!
The only reason why scammers do this is to trick you into believing that this is really an email from a Bank Negara Malaysia director.
Tip #7 : Look At The Horrendous Grammar
The email isn’t even well-written, with bad grammar and odd capitalisation of various words.
Is this the kind of email a Bank Negara Malaysia director would pen? Seriously?
No, this is the kind of English that is written by someone with a poor command of the English language.
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