Thursday, January 20, 2011

Scammers, you can go to hell.

I received this email a moment ago. It said that my Maybank account has been flagged for security reasons and therefore I should verify my account details to avoid service suspension. It attached a link for me to continue with this action.

 My account has been flagged, it seems. (Click photo to enlarge)

When I clicked on the link it led me to a website which looks exactly like the real maybank2u, except that the URL was NOT maybank2u.com and it wasn't with a "https://". Websites with a "https://" was supposed to mean that it is a secured website and you're safe to give banking or credit card or any personal details.

A forged maybank2u.com. (Click photo to enlarge)

I immediately went to the real maybank2u website and send them a report to inform them of the scam.

Yup, it's a scam. The stupid fraud was hoping that some people could be innocent enough to give him their Maybank username and password. What an asshole.

Alerting the public with this blog post to be careful of this kind of scam. Always don't trust these emails. Think twice before you act. And consult other people before you do anything stupid and regretful.

7 comments:

David Batista said...

You went one step further than I ever go. I get these e-mails all the time, but I never click on the links. My bank would never contact me in such a way, so I know to ignore these types of emails automatically.

By the way, this is called a "phishing" scam. It's very common. You're smart not to fall for them.

tienunscripted said...

oooo....i got that a few times too, but never clicked, just deleted it. read about this in forwarded e-mails and the news. many have actually fell for this and lost their savings.

p.s. so u were playing starcraft huh....?
;)

ilikeglobal said...

this is quite an old scammers thought.

thE gEOgrAphicAlly blind said...

you guys actually receive this kind of emails often? this was only the first time for me... yes, can see from the newspapers a lot of news about this kind of scam...

shintien, who says i'm playing starcraft? *puzzled* my bf is playing la... why?

tienunscripted said...

its showing in another tab on yr print screen shot :p

thE gEOgrAphicAlly blind said...

cheh...

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Yeap https : secure one & that scammer / spam emails appear almost weekly in my inbox as well LOL - Just learn to ignore it & mark as SPAM :p

Haiyz - predators real-life or online never stopped at their activities to inflict harm