How To Avoid Being Scammed Online
In today’s world, buying something from a seller over the web isn’t uncommon.. but do you ever get the feeling that the person that you’re purchasing from seems suspicious and you can’t seem to confirm their validity? Well here’s some tips.
Avoiding Online Scammers
Well let’s not waste time. If you didn’t know, the CCID (Commercial Crime Investigation Department) of Malaysia has their very own website which allows you to take preventive measure from potential scammers.
There, you can simply check on the person that you’re planning on transferring money to, to check on their authenticity. How exactly do they do it? Well they (CCID) can check the account and phone number to see on whether they have any form of criminal records from their database.
This would at least assure you that you won’t be transferring money to a proven scammer and save you from trouble. You can access the website at the link here.
Prefer to check on your smartphone instead? Well they do have a mobile app for it and it’s available on the Google Play Store. The app, which is called Semak Mule CCID, can be used on Android 9 Pie devices and above and you will require 6.1MB of space to download the app.
Should you be purchasing from Facebook and from a group in it, well you could ask for other members of the group to vouch for the person, just in case you need that extra source of security.
It’s never nice to see people to fall victims to these scammers. Let’s just hope that with this, we can do something about it.
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