Friday, August 21, 2009

Hoax call from 03-21788888? Ambank?

Today i received a call from 03-21788888, once you pick up, there is a poor quality of pre-recorded voice machine
"This is AmBank Credit Card centre. We have detected a pending transaction of RM3800 in your account. Please press 1 to confirm transaction. Press 2 to talk with our customer service or press 9 to repeat."

First of all, if you owned an Ambank credit card, you will start to panic and press "9" to talk to their representative.

But....if you are not Ambank card holder, you will start wondering what is this crap?

Look at the phone number, definitely you know it is not a standard phone number you can get with your house phone. I did checked in Ambank web site, one of their phone number is (603) 2178 8888, which is same as the "hoax number".

Try to search around in internet, there are quite many people experienced with this number.

After all, i ignored the call...

Anyway, I know there is a "way" that people can actually pretend another phone number to call to your phone number...

Hopefully no one got cheated by this phone number...Best way is do not verify your identity about your bank info from any number. Unless you personally call to it.


阿慧曰 said...


YSLim said...



Jys said...

wow... so many con cases nowadays ya.... so the safest is try to call the bank again to double confirm?

YSLim said...


yeah! it would be best to do so.