week .. I got a call from a number (1300808888) and got a pre
recorded message that I owed Ambank credit card RM4,982 .. then I
press the option where I could talk to the customer service officer
in charge. I got to talk to the officer and asked him the details ..
he asked my name and IC no and then he gave details that I have an
Ambank Master Card, credit limit, date approved , date usage , where
..etc .. anyways none of the information given was true as I do not
have any dealings with Ambank. While venting out my anger, he told me
to call a number and it should lead me to Credit Card Fraud Centerof
Bank Negara (03-86590270) .
To cut the story short, I called that number (at this time I just
wanna settle the matter) and at the end of the line I could hear
.."Selamat Datang ke Bank Negara
guy (Mr Lee) and told me that he's from the Credit Card Fraud Unit ..
I told him what had happen with Ambank and then he said that he could
help me but I have to make a formal report first . so I gave him ALL
my banking details and credit cards details as this is required for
them to do the investigation .. He even gave me a report number ..
(MAN ..ALL THE WHILE I BELIEVE HIM!!!) .. after finishing my
'report' with him he told me that I can's use my credit card for 3
days for the investigation purposes.
The next day I got a phone call from another person (Ms Wong) ,
saying that she's the person in charge in doing the investigation and
she told me that there is 'black money' movement in my banking
account while doing the investigations on all my accounts (banks and
credit cards). She told me further that she's got court order to
freeze my accounts by 12pm that day it self and further investigation
would take another 6 months to 1 year ... I freaked out .. thinking
how the hell all this thing could happen to me .. she assures me that
it is usual for identity theft cases to happen like this .. (STILL I
BELIEVE HER AT THIS MOMENT .. STUPID ME!!!)
She said that I don't have much time .. then said that she will help
me to get thru this .. first thing is to open Hong Leong Bank Account
under my name .. and withdraw all my money in other banks and put it
into the Hong Leong Bank Account because by 12pm my account would be
freezed .. AGAIN .. I follow exactly what she ordered me to do ..
opened HLB account ..then went to HSBC to withdraw all my money ..
during this time .. she called me twice checking whether I have
transferred all my money to HLB .. once I'm at HSBC withdrawing my
money .. the clerk asked me why I'm withdrawing such amount from my
account .. I told her what had happen and she told me that it was a
BIG SCAM .. I'm the fifth person doing so at that branch alone ..
NOBODY could freeze your account just like that . it will take at
least 2-3 weeks to freeze an account via court order !!
Once I heard its a SCAM .. quickly I blocked all my credit cards and
change my banking accounts as well .. I called Ms Wong again ..
asking her where about is this BNM unit .. she told me that she's in
putrajaya and BNM just set up an office there (LIAR!! .. there's no
BNM there ).. then she asked me whether I have done the transfer .. I told her that she can't freeze my account at 12pm as it will take at least 2-3 weeks to freeze an
account .. SHE PUT DOWN THE PHONE ..
After that .. I make a police report and also report to BNM.
WELL GUYS .. PLEASE BE CAREFUL .. I ALMOST GOT CONNED .. BEAR IN MIND THAT NO BANKS WILL EVER ASK BANKING DETAILS THRU PHONE ..NEVER !! ..
SO IF ANYBODY GOT SMS OR CALL AND THEN ASKED TO GIVE DETAILS ON THE PHONE .. IT'S A SCAM!!! PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE TO OTHER FRIENDS AS WELL !!
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