|发表于: 09-04-13 星期二 11:17 pm 发表主题:
|100 teachers hit by credit card scam
Posted on April 7, 2013, Sunday
SIBU: More than 100 teachers from seven primary and secondary schools here have lodged police reports after falling victim to a credit card scam.
They have also alerted the bank concerned and the Education Department.
In their reports to the police, the teachers said two men and a woman who claimed to be bank agents from Kuala Lumpur approached them at their schools to woo them to sign up for credit cards by dangling attractive benefits.
The teachers were told that they would enjoy a five per cent fuel rebate on weekdays and 10 per cent on weekends.
They would also get a RM10 voucher when they spend RM20 and above in a single receipt at an appointed bookstore.
In addition, the RM50 government tax could be waived to enable the credit card owner to enjoy free annual fee for whole life.
The teachers initially felt something was amiss but they fell for the offer after being told that these special benefits were meant for government servants only.
They told the police that they had filled a form given by the ‘agents’, and enclosed several account numbers and signature.
They were asked to give their e-statement account for salary too.
Two weeks after applying, the teachers did receive the credit cards but quickly discovered that the fuel rebate was only three per cent.
In addition, when the teachers tried to login to their e-statement account to print their salaries, it could not be accessed. Their online income tax accounts too were compromised. They only knew they had been conned after learning from colleagues who had applied for such credit cards.
All of them immediately cancelled their credit cards.
The teachers believed the conmen could have used their personal information to hack into the accounts.
Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/04/07/100-teachers-hit-by-credit-card-scam/#ixzz2PwZhyJdj