MCMC: Beware of emails using VIP name, photographs
KUALA LUMPUR (4 June): The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised the public to beware of emails using profiles (names and photos) of national leaders, heads of organizations or companies that give unusual instructions to the recipient.
In a statement released Saturday, June 4, MCMC said that in addition to not sharing it with any party, those who receive such emails should verify and verify their authenticity.
“It’s to avoid being a victim of malicious and fraudulent activities. Dissemination of false content may be subject to prosecution under Section 505 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998,” he said.
The recall was issued following complaints received from the public about unverified emails that were screen-captured and distributed via an online messaging app.
MCMC also reminded the public to check with the party whose profile or identity is being used and file a police report if the content of the email is false, to ensure that appropriate action can be taken. be taken.
“If anyone receives a suspicious email, include the email header when filing a report to police,” the statement said.
Members of the public can file complaints about this through the email service provider at https://support.google.com/mail/answer/8253 for Gmail and https://my.help.yahoo.com/kb /SLN26401.html for Yahoo! Mail.