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Avoiding scams - need to 'ownself check ownself'

We as consumers must take steps to protect ourselves from falling for financial frauds and phishing attacks

Vivien Ang
Published Sat, Mar 5, 2022 · 05:50 AM

AFTER an almost 1-minute wait for the one-time-password that never arrived, Ellen Low (not her real name) started to have a nagging suspicion that something wasn't right.

"I was looking at my phone after doing my duties at the hospital and there was a message from OCBC that informed me someone was trying to access my account from KL. The next line prompted me to click on a link if it wasn't me."

Instinctively, Low clicked on it, which brought her to what seemed like the Internet banking page, and started to key in the data requested.

"However, while waiting for the …

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