Maybank fake website scams the key different is a and ɑ

Published in Guang Ming Daily on 18 April 2021

In fact, one of the two URLs “maybank2u.com” and “maybɑnk2u.com” is a fake URL created by a scammer, but can you see the different?

Maybank said that today’s fraudulent methods have become more sophisticated and urge people not to click on any links provided in newsletters, emails, or social media messages.

Maybank’s Facebook post pointed out that the two URLs “maybank2u.com” and “maybɑnk2u.com” are the letters “a” and “ɑ” respectively.

Maybɑnk2u.com said that “maybɑnk2u.com” is a scammer using the special letter “ɑ” to create a similar website or link to attract people to click on it.

The bank also pointed out that the “ɑ” in the fake URL is actually a Cyrillic alphabet.

Maybank also urges customers to log in to Maybank2u account, they must manually enter maybank2u.com.my, and avoid clicking on the link provided in any message.

If you accidentally click on any link and disclose your login information, please contact the bank immediately at 03-58914744.

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