It has been brought to AFFINBANK attention that names/ particulars of directors, senior management, staff of the Bank, bank corporate address, bank logo and 'almost similar' website addresses of the Bank are being misused in various forms of communication including direct mail scams, email scams and dubious schemes involving but not limited to invitation to participate in non-existent fund transfers, inheritance fraud, 'black money' scams, transfers of funds from fraudulent and fictitious accounts with intention to cheat.
We wish to inform that the Bank shall not be responsible for any damages/ losses suffered by any party or parties relying or acting upon the contents of such emails and dubious schemes or websites belonging to cyber-squatters.
The information furnished herein is by no means exhaustive as it is based on cases received by Affin Bank Berhad and Affin Islamic Bank Berhad.
How to identify a scam
Inheritance claim or contest prize money
It ussually contains
Notification of outstanding balance/ payment due
List of some dubious domains reported in the last 6 months (list will be updated from time to time) - for reference only
Steps to be taken for protection
If you have fallen victim to a phishing attack, you may take these steps to minimize any damage: