Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on Tuesday advised the public to be wary of fraudulent e-mails from Nigeria, which used names of Malaysians or national figures.
MCMC strategic communications head Sheikh Raffie Abd Rahman said such e-mails were making the rounds again, using the modus operandi of sob stories to appeal for financial aid and credit money into fake accounts.
"Such frauds not only use the names of Malaysians which are familar but also political personalities and their wives.
"Members of the public have been advised to be alert against such e-mails sent by irresponsible parties," he said in a statement here today.
He also reminded the people not to display and forward such e-mails as it constituted an offence under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.