Don't be a victim of scammers!
Your security is important to us. Find out below on how to avoid a scam.
We are aware that there are scams impersonating MIDF staff with the explicit intention of deceiving, scamming, or phishing personal and financial information via phone calls, text messaging, e-mails and fake social media accounts and direct messaging. Recently, there has been a scammer claiming to be a representative of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad (“MIDF Investment”) on an instant messaging service who is trying to solicit personal and financial information from members of the public.
You are strongly advised not to click on any links, reveal any personal information requested or transfer personal funds to the bank account provided without verifying the source beforehand.
Please take note that MIDF will NOT:
- Ask for any password
- Ask to enter information into a website/portal that does not belong to MIDF
- Ask for credit card details or personal information via SMS or email from domains such as Hotmail, Gmail or other generic domains. All official emails from MIDF will be sent from addresses ending with “@midf.com.my”, while emails from other domains claiming to be from MIDF should be deleted or ignored; and
- Request for cash transfers to a non-MIDF account via phone, messaging platforms (i.e.. SMS, WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram, etc.) and/or social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok).
If you suspect that you are being targeted or have received a call, text messages or email from individuals or groups impersonating MIDF, immediately alert us via email at Please help us by sharing this post to spread email@example.com
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Cyber Security Insights
- The approach by the operators may have been made by messaging platform, mail, telephone, Internet or in person, but the intention is always the same, that is, to take money from unsuspecting victim for goods or services that they have no intention to provide.
- Schemes which promise interest rates, returns or profits, which are much higher than the returns offered by licensed financial institutions for their deposits.
- When a firm doesn’t allow you to call them back.
- Where you’re forced to make a quick decision or are pressured into doing so.
- You’re being offered a high return on your investment but are told its low risk.
Please note that these schemes will fail eventually when there are no new deposits being continually received by the operators. At such time, the "get-rich-quick" schemes will collapse, and the depositors or investors will lose their investments.
If you notice any unauthorised or unintended bank transaction, immediately call your bank’s 24/7 hotline or the National Scam Response Centre (NSRC) 997 hotline (reachable 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including public holidays).