Phishing Attempts by Impersonating Email and Training Website from Bank Negara MalaysiaRelease Date: 19 Mar 2019
Bank Negara Malaysia (the Bank) is aware of an email being circulated purportedly advertising complimentary training programmes offered by Bank Negara Malaysia. The email also includes a URL that redirects to a website that claims to be Bank Negara Malaysia’s Training Portal.
The email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and website (https://bnm-training.com/course) are not associated with Bank Negara Malaysia. Please do not open any attachments or links in the email if you have received it. Members of the public are advised to ignore such messages or anything similar. This is to protect them from becoming victims of phishing, identity theft or malicious malware.
The “complimentary” programme requires the provision of personal data such as full name, Mykad number, employee number, company name and contact details. Please be warned that this is a ‘phishing’ attempt to obtain sensitive personal information. Please note that the Bank will never request for personal information or clarification via SMS, telephone call, email, social media or any messaging app.
The public is advised to contact BNMTELELINK at 1300-88-5465 or email email@example.com to report or enquire on suspicious text messages, emails or instant messages received that are related to the Bank.
NOTE: Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive and personal information from unsuspecting individuals, usually for malicious reasons, by disguising as a legitimate institution in a form of communication, such as email.
A snapshot of the email and website is as follows:
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