14 August 2019
Press statement by MCA Youth National Chairperson Nicole Wong Siaw Ting
Fake news: RM8500 claim for workers - MCA Youth advises the public to be prudent
A viral message circulated recently had promised RM8500 for a certain group of workers and people were advised to check via a website on whether they qualified. The message has since been proven to be a fraud.
MCA Youth is very concerned as we have received numerous reports of the aforementioned message, where people claimed they received this message.
The exact text message is as below:
Those who worked between 1990 and 2019 have the right to withdraw 8500 Ringgit from gov malaysia
Check if your name is on the list of those who have the right to withdraw these funds:
The website given is linked to a counterfeit Peninsular Malaysia Manpower Department website, which is suspected to employ phishing tactics to steal personal information, thus the public is advised to be prudent with such messages.
MCA Youth will contact the relevant Minister to report this fraud and request for an immediate investigation.
Nicole Wong Siaw Ting
MCA Youth National Chairperson