Scam Alert! Clerk Loses RM20,000 After Installing Fake Maid Services App

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is! 

A 47-year-old clerk recently claims that she has been cheated of more than RM20,000 by scammers advertising affordable part-time maid services through a mobile app.

The woman, who is known as Yap, claimed that while looking through Facebook, came across an advertisement offering maid services at a low price.

scam alert! clerk loses rm20,000 after installing fake maid services appPhoto via The Star

“When I clicked on it, WhatsApp redirected me, and I used that platform to get in touch with their admin. 

“After providing them my information, the person then gave me a link to download their app and requested me to make a deposit through the app,” she told The Star. 

Yap stated that after being redirected to an online banking page, she again attempted to transfer the funds. However, the transaction remained unsuccessful.

She later used her laptop to log into her bank account when she realises that RM7,500 were missing. The bank told her that three transactions totaling RM20,000 have been made. 

“They first took RM7,500 from my savings account. They then made two other transactions, RM7,500 and RM5,000 from the joint accounts with my kids,” she said. 

“I realized I had been scammed and filed a police report.”

Oh no, this is so bad! 

Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get your money or personal details. Be vigilant, guys!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat