Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Alert! SMS from MySejahtera offering RM800 TnG eWallet credit is a scam

Social NewsAlert! SMS from MySejahtera offering RM800 TnG eWallet credit is a scam

If you are receiving SMSes from MySejahtera informing you that they’ve credited money from Bantuan Khas Kewangan Covid-19 into your Touch n Go eWallet account, it’s probably a new scam tactic.

Recently, Twitter user @haaziq_mz shared a screenshot of an SMS he received and it reads “MySejahtera: Bantuan Khas Kewangan COVID-19 sebanyak RM800 telah kredit ke TNG eWallet anda. Sila semak baki dan tuntutan anda di XXXXX.”

Responding to the tweet, MySejahtera clarified that the company has never offered monetary aid or payment to its users and advised the public to ignore those messages.

It added that they are currently in the process of reporting the issue to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

MySejahtera also reminded the people that numerous such scams are happening in the country and to remain vigilant and ignore dubious messages, especially when they’re too good to be true.

Meanwhile, the police urged the public not to click on the link that is attached to the message.

In a statement, it said the link will direct unwitting users to a fake website and steal your info, such as the passwords of your account. Where in this case, the scammer is looking for the victim’s PIN in their TnG eWallet.


How does the scam work?

Nonetheless, this is a common phishing tactic used by scammers to fool users into providing their Touch ‘n Go eWallet login details and OTP.

Not only the SMS tries to pretend to be a government official channel, but the link also directs its victim to a page that imitates a Touch ‘n Go eWallet login page. After asking for your mobile number and 6-digit pin, the scammers will then ask for your 6-digit OTP that’s sent to your mobile number.

If they have your correct password and OTP, they will gain full control of your eWallet which allows them to take out your entire balance and possibly more if you have auto-reload enabled.

Hence, here’s a reminder to not respond to such messages or click on the link sent.

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