No Sim Swap fraud reported to the police in Malaysia


No ‘Sim Swap’ fraud in the country, says Bukit Aman

Bernama – January 16, 2022 9:09 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have denied the existence of a fraud known as ‘Sim Swap’ in the country.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the viral message regarding the existence of the new modus operandi had been identified on WhatsApp and Facebook.

According to him, the message is false, and so far no police report has been lodged with regard to the scam.

“Based on the viral message, the victim will receive a call and be asked to press the (number) ‘one’ button on the keypad before the phone is hacked and taken over by criminals to transfer all the victim’s money to another account.

“What often happens is the sending of ‘APK files’ (Android application package files) to smartphone users that contain malicious code.

“When users download the application, it will give access to criminals to obtain the victim’s internet banking details, which are then used to transfer money,” he said in a statement today.

Kamarudin advised the public to stop spreading the message and to contact the CCID Scam Response Centre at 03-26101559/1599 or any nearby police station to channel any information.



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