Did you know that one of the top scams are scam apps? Scam apps are especially dangerous because of how they can control your device and steal your money!
Scammers will first trick you into chatting with them (via online ads for cleaning services and promotions or via dating app chats). Then, they will send you an .apk file or link to install an unverified app.
Once you download the app, the scammer will be minutes away from hacking your device.
Safety tip: Don’t ever tap on files or links sent through chats.
Suspect you’ve been scammed? Here’s what you should do.
Immediately call the Alliance Bank Scam Reporting Hotline at 03-5516 9800 or the National Scam Response Center (NSRC) at 997, and make a police report.
Stay safe and stay tuned to the hashtag #JanganKenaScam on social media for more scam alerts and online safety tips!