It appears that scammers are getting wilder and braver these days. In the latest attempt, these scammers have targeted the Perak police chief.
According to The Star, Commissioner Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said he received a scam call on Saturday from someone who claims to be from the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN).
“When I asked the caller since when the department worked on Saturdays, the person answered that they were open nowadays. In fact, the caller even told me that they operated on Sundays as well,” he said.
Mior said he immediately knew it was a scammer and he told the person to repent before hanging up.
He then advised the public not to answer unknown calls. If they do pick up the call, he suggested not prolonging the conversation.
“No government agencies will call and ask all sorts of personal details at length. For instance, even if the police call, they would ask you to come to a certain police station for an investigation.” he shared.
Meanwhile, Mior said that most of the scam victims in Perak are Malays, hence, the police has be giving talks at mosques on Fridays since January.
He said this was done to ensure that those present for prayers would relay the message to their family and friends back home.
Mior also said the police would be working with banks to create awareness campaigns via TikTok.
“Most of the younger generation is into TikTok, and it will be a good way to create awareness on online scammers,” he added.
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