Malaysian police warn of international phone call scam

Malaysian police warn of international phone call scam
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman has warned the public against returning "missed" calls from two international numbers.

Inspector-General of Police Secretariat (Corporate Communications Head) Asst Comm Datin Asmawati Ahmad said the numbers - +265882615012 and +265882615017 - have been identified to have originated in Malawi and are classified as "Harassment Call Terror" and scam calls by international websites.

"We discovered these numbers based on a WhatsApp message.

"Whoever returns these missed calls will incur high call chargers," she said in a recent statement, further urging anyone receiving the calls not to return them.

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