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Avoid Becoming a Victim
Financial scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels. Fake lotteries, advance-fee frauds, get-rich-quick schemes and internet investment schemes are some of the favoured means of separating the unwary from their hard-earned savings. New varieties of these scams appear all the time. Despite the on-going awareness programmes by the relevant authorities and media coverage on the plight of victims of financial fraud, many are still knowingly or unknowingly falling prey to the activities of fraudsters.
One of the best ways to combat this financial fraud is through prevention. Avoid becoming a victim!
Bank Negara Malaysia will continue to work with the relevant authorities and regulatory agencies towards clamping down on the activities of financial fraudsters and promote consumer awareness on illegal financial schemes.
The following financial fraud activities are prohibited under relevant legislations administered by Bank Negara Malaysia: