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Man Warns Of Fake Maybank2u Website After Getting Scammed RM3,600

"Guys, please be aware of this and make sure the website is real before you try to log in."

Cover image via Azizul Osman (Facebook)

A Malaysian has taken to social media to warn others of the existence of a fake Maybank2u website that looks too close to the real online banking website

Facebook user Azizul Osman shared that he learned the hard way and hopes that his experience will help stop others from falling for the same scam.

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Azizul said he discovered the website last weekend when he suddenly decided to check his bank account balance

As anyone would, he pulled out his laptop, typed 'Maybank' into Google, and clicked on the first search result without thinking twice.

Unfortunately, that was his mistake - he had not realised that the website he clicked into was a phishing website.

However, at first look, the landing page looked exactly the same as the original website's, complete with the same background picture, fonts, wording, and login bar.

Unsuspectingly, he typed in his username and password but instead of logging in, he was sent a Transaction Authorisation Code (TAC) number through SMS to his phone.

Still not thinking twice about it, he keyed in the TAC onto the website. And when nothing occurred, he finally realised that something was wrong.

"When I realised my mistake, I was shocked like I just got punched. Seriously, I didn't know what to do at that time," he related on Facebook.

Immediately contacting Maybank, he was told that his account had just authorised a RM3,600 transfer to an online shopping site that he did not agree to.

Azizul shared screenshots comparing the phishing website (left) and the real Maybank2u page (right).

Image via Azizul Osman (Facebook)

With the help of the bank officer on the phone, Azizul quickly blocked all authorisations for transactions through his Maybank2u account and credit cards

Unfortunately, the damage had been done. Maybank told him that his money could not be recovered because it was transferred to a third party website.

"Guys, please be aware of this and make sure the website is real before you try to log in," he finally advised.

Azizul told SAYS he hopes that by sharing his experience, more people would notice fake websites like these and stop falling victims to phishing scams.

He added that he has reported the incident to the police, who will be carrying out investigations.

Another Malaysian recently shared her traumatising experience of getting caught in a scam call when she was not in the right mind:

Meanwhile, someone pointed out that it could be Malaysians' blind trust of authorities that could be the root of the issue:

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