Scam apps: How to spot and avoid them
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!
How do scam apps get onto your devices?
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.
What can scam apps actually do?
- Control your device, access your apps and make/approve transfers
- Lead you to fake payment pages that sends your bank username and password directly to the scammer
- Steal your SMSes which contain your TAC/OTP number
How do you avoid scam apps?
- NEVER download apps via chat or links (.apk file)
- NEVER ALLOW permission for apps to view/control/access your device
- NEVER jailbreak/root your devices
Suspect you’ve been scammed? Here’s what you should do
Immediately call UOB’s 24/7 Fraud hotline at 03-2612 8100 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!
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Berwaspada dengan aplikasi yang mencurigakan. Jika terdapat paparan meminta kebenaran untuk mengambil alih peranti anda, jangan benarkan dan padam aplikasi tersebut. Jika terkena scam, segera hubungi 03-2612 8100 atau Pusat Respons Scam Kebangsaan di 997 (8am - 8pm, setiap hari) dan buat laporan polis.
Scammers are making fake profiles on dating apps! Remember to never tap on links sent via chats. These could be fake websites with fake app store icons that download scam apps to hack your device. If you’ve been scammed, immediately call UOB’s 24/7 Fraud hotline at 03-2612 8100 or the National Scam Response Centre at 997 (8am-8pm daily) and make a police report.
Scammers are pretending to be LHDN. If you receive phone calls, emails or SMSes about tax payments or refunds, it’s a scam. Here are some tips:
Never transfer to unknown bank accounts.
LHDN officers/authorities will never ask for your username and password.
LHDN will not ask you to click on links to receive tax refunds. If you’ve been scammed, immediately call UOB’s 24/7 Fraud hotline at 03-2612 8100 or the National Scam Response Centre at 997 (8am-8pm daily) and make a police report.
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