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Najmuddin Jemain during the swearing-in ceremony as Kajang Municipal Council president (MPKj), on August 2, 2021. — Picture by MPKj

Beware of fake call syndicate tactics on money transfer transactions

By Diana Abd Wahab

SHAH ALAM, Jan 30 — Business license holders are advised to be more careful and not easily trust in phone call syndicate tactics from unknown parties regarding money transfer transactions.

Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) president Najmuddin Jemain said he received complaints about calls that used information from the Department of Hawker and Licensing to obtain cash which needs to be deposited into a specific account.

He said that the council has never contacted the business license holder for any money transfer transaction.

“MPKj is aware of this matter because the Department of Hawker and Licensing received complaints that there were calls which used information from the license department to get cash deposited into a certain account.

“We advise business license holders not to answer any related calls or deposit money using personal accounts,” he said at the MPKj Council Bill 1/2023 meeting today.

Najmuddin said that since there is such a modus operandi, he asked business license holders to contact the MPKj to obtain authentic information before making a money transfer transaction.

He said that if the call is attended to, MPKj is worried for fraud and that the business license holder will lose money.

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