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Fake Message on Kurnia Peribadi (Personal Gift) from His Majesty the Sultan

Alert

Advisory
21 Mar 2024

 

Background

A fake message is being circulated via Telegram, encouraging the reader to register as a recipient of Kurnia Peribadi KDYMM (Personal Gift from His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam) on the occasion of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. The message contains a link to a webpage which requests the user to enter their Telegram phone number and one-time password (OTP).

The website and message have no affiliation or relation to the Government of Brunei Darussalam. The purpose of this scam is to take over the user’s Telegram account.

 

Recommendations

  • Never respond to any requests without proper verification. Contact the relevant organization directly to verify whether the message is genuine.
  • Do not click on any suspicious links or attachments. Carefully examine URLs and use a URL scanner to check for safety.
  • Ignore and delete suspicious messages, and do not forward them to others.
  • Do not respond to any messages requesting your password or OTP. It is most likely from someone who is trying to gain control of your account.
  • Review your security and privacy settings in Telegram and enable two-step verification for your Telegram account. Go to Settings > Privacy and Security > Enable Two-Step Verification
  • Log out of Telegram Web/Desktop when not in use.
  • Install device updates as soon as possible as they help to keep your device secure.
  • Back up your devices regularly in case they become compromised.
  • Practice good cyber hygiene and safe practices.
  • Refer to our website for more info about Telegram takeover.  https://www.secureverifyconnect.info/telegram-takeover