Unsuspecting customers are drawn in by the cheap prices and will be led to a seemingly real payment page in the D4 Durian app.
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Scammers are truly getting smarter and more sophisticated. It seems like they have created a durian-buying app called D4 Durian and unsuspecting customers will find that money has been withdrawn from their accounts upon entering payment details.
According to Free Malaysia Today, the Penang police warned the public from using the app due to the increase of online scams involving the pungent fruit.
The police said victims were drawn in by the cheap prices of items on social media platforms. Upon clicking in, customers would be directed to a link to download the D4 Durian app for payment.
The link will lead customers to a page that resembles an FPX Transaction page but the system will hang once the victim enters his username and password.
The victim will then get a message from the bank to say money has been transferred out of their account to a third-party account. The transferred amount is usually larger than the intended purchase.
Some people have fallen victims to this scam and have lodged reports with the police.
The police reminded the public not to download any apps that seemed dodgy and not to reveal their usernames and passwords to third parties.
This type of scam is not new and it has happened before to others in various fashions. Often, victims are asked to download a malicious app via an APK and then led to a fake payment page that’s crafted to look like the official payment page.
To be safe, only download apps that can be found in the Google Play Store or App Store.