Public Service Announcement – Beware Of Free Air Ticket Scams

Few months back a follower forwarded me a link that offered FREE Singapore Airlines Tickets. I just ignored it.

Never ever give out any personal information, i.e. NRIC, Birth Date, Mother’s Name, and that includes your Frequent Flyer Account to a 3rd party. If you are greedy, you are sure to face dire consequences.

Always Log On to your Online Account by opening a your browser and never click on a link via email, or WhatAspp or any social medai.

Never entertain anyone that calls you on the phone asking you for your personal details even if they are telling you that you won a grand prize. Always call Customer Service (number behind your credit card) to verify. For your information, Maybank may call you to inform you that you won a prize BUT they will never ask for verification such as your NRIC or credit card number.

For years there have been scams from people who claimed they are the police or Bank Negara Malaysia. Nowadays there are even scams from people who claim that you own Income Tax!!!

Anyway, below is an article by The Straits Times:

Singapore Airlines warns of phishing scam promising free plane tickets

The above type of scams are not new. Back in 2017, Singapore Airlines via their facebook also issued a warning against scams, click here to read Singapore Airlines Advisory Post.

Couple days  another follower of mine shared the  video below by Joe Augustine, very informative and you should watch it and you are sure to learn a thing or two:

 

Always be kiasu so that you don’t end up in a shit situation.

For years I have reiterated over and over again that you should set your credit cards’ SMS alert default value to RM1. For Maybank credit cards, it is super easy, just call Customer Service and tell them you want your SMS Alert Default Value be set to RM1. that’s it!

Click on the image below to read another article on credit cards precautions.

I tell you, best you have 2 phones, one number just for your bank and nothing else. Another number everything anything else; so if anyone calls you on this second phone line that is not registered with your bank/credit card, you know for sure it is a scammer calling you.

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