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How Part Time Maid App Scam Your Money from Bank Account

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How Part Time Maid App Scam Your Money from Bank Account

This is not something new and it has been reported by various major newspaper in Malaysia from time to time. However, there are still people fallen to this part time app and how they scam your money from bank account.

We are doing story because two of our friends got scammed by this part time maid app. From the information we heard, we list down the timeline of the incident.

How Part Time Maid App Scam Your Money from Bank Account?

The modus operandi is they advertise cheap part time maid services on Facebook.

Once you are interested and you will be linked to the Whatsapp. From there, they will confirm the time and date of the part time maid application and you need to pay via their own app.

The App is the APK file which you download and then it will ask permission to access your phone especially the permission on SMS.

Without realizing, the scammer hacked your phone and start to do their work remotely. They will access your TNG app and access your credit card. They will start to take funds via credit card and transfer to third party accounts.

Then they will access to your bank accounts and change the limit and transfer all your money to other bank accounts.

The bank will probably red flag you once they notice something wrong with the credit card transactions and by that time, all your money have been scammed.

This happens to two friends right now and it could be more. Like we mentioned, this is not a new scam and it has been reported by many newspapers in the past.

My friends have been scammed for over RM 10k and we hope everyone understand that the scam is still on going.

Please share this story or inform your families especially your parents about this scam. There are many scammers out there calling you, messaging you or DM you every day and it is part of their scheme.

We hope this How Part Time Maid App Scam Your Money from Bank Account will help you stay vigilant and stay safer from scammers.

If you are affected, please make police report, inform all your banks or can contact CCID Scam Response Centre at 03-26101559 or 03-26101599.

Other related stories:

https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2022/08/29/nearly-rm40000-lost-to-scammers-within-minutes-of-mobile-app-use

https://www.nst.com.my/news/crime-courts/2022/09/831413/five-held-over-missing-money-bank-account-scam-apk-file?fbclid=IwAR0nojJ_V36x_FXtAY_sD8o3LNNCp5zKit-gImkQb8N55uLkxCN0M44oBWw

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