When it rains, it pours. The phrase accurately and emphatically summarizes what’s been going on around the country: an uptick in the number of scams during MCO. So, what’s the deal with MCO scams? 

Well, scammers have cooked up New and Improved™ tactics to get Malaysians to unwittingly give up their cash. As a matter of fact, these fraudulent tactics have conned Malaysians out of more than RM100 million since March 2020. That astronomical sum begs the question: How convincing were these scams to have worked so well?

A scammer hard at work trying to lighten your burden and your bank account.

To answer that, we went around looking for some MCO scams and rated them according to how convincing they are. Our methodology is simple: how likely will we fall for these if our uncle forwards them to our family WhatsApp group? Oh yeah, let us know what y’all think by answering the polls as well. Without further ado, let the Fraud Fest…

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