The banking industry, has launched the National Scam Awareness Campaign on 30 October 2022. This National Scam Awareness Campaign is a continuation of the banking industry's efforts to combat scams as well as to educate consumers regarding scams while sharing easy tips to stay safe online. The Campaign complements the 5 key measures to be implemented by the banks to combat financial scams as stated in ABM's press release dated 27 September 2022 (click here). As part of the campaign, the banking industry urges the public to remember 3 simple steps to keep safe and not fall victim to scams: STOP, THINK, BLOCK (or AWAS. FIKIR. BLOK in Bahasa Malaysia), when they receive any calls, messages or emails from unknown parties.
The tagline "Ingat 3 Saat OK" and the hashtag #JanganKenaScam will be carried by all member banks towards a cohesive and targeted nationwide campaign to ensure the public are continuously informed and equipped with the necessary information and awareness on the different types of modus operandi employed by scammers and best practices to keep themselves safe online, which will make it harder for scammers to succeed in luring victims.
Links to Press Release