I almost got cheated by a scam, below is the story… please help spread the warning.

I got a recorded message from ‘high court’ that I had missed a court hearing, and that I was summoned to another court hearing a couple days later… I was given the option to contact them for details by pressing a number (xxx press 1, xxx press 2 kind of style) and was investigated by a Bukit Aman officer… that I was suspected involving in a money laundry case, that a bank statement with my details were collected as evidence from a crime scene.

The officer mentioned that my details might be stolen from somewhere and used for crime, and he would need my cooperation to clear my name.

I was then contacted by some representative from high court. The lady showed some patience in asking some matters, sort of like clearing me from the case… the ‘investigation’ sounds convincing as she even told you that the conversation was recorded. (She spoke with me in Chinese, I should have suspected something fishy earlier)

Then came the funny part… she told me that the high court would have to freeze all my accounts for investigations, and that a new bank account would be opened by the high court, and I had to transfer all my money into that new account all risked my account being suspended until further notice.

I was not sure what to do, it didn’t sound right… I asked my sister for some discussions and felt that it might be a fraud case. I then contacted Bukit Aman (phone #) and Malaysia High Court (03-8880 3500 / 3900), and was told that there are no such investigation going on, and was advised to report to nearby police station.

I am just back from making the police report and decided to post a warning here. I was stupid enough to share my IC #, but luckily didn’t share anything about my bank account and didn’t lose any money here.

So, please help spread the news as warning to the others… and if you know any reporters, tell them to issue a warning of some sort if possible. Thanks.



88 Responses to “Scam warning”

  1. Andreas Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Wow, lucky you. That sounded fishy, for sure, but then, when you have someone on the phone telling you all this, all you want is get out of it, right? Lucky you had a clear head and consulted your sister.

    And thanks for sharing

  2. Jee Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    You are right Andreas… I was shocked and confused to hear that I was involved in a crime, I just wanted to get out of it. If I had a clear head I could have spot the scam earlier in the conversation… I was just lucky.

  3. Scam: You Have Been Warned! at TenthOfMarch.com Says:
    May 15th, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    […] scam, scam. Will it ever end? I went over to Jee’s blog and read his latest post Scam warning. He said he “almost got cheated by a scam” and asked to “help spread the […]

  4. cutiepie Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:56 am

    phew!!! that was really close. thank god!!! thanks for the warning .. i think i will cut and paste this and send it over to all my family and frenz ..

  5. Wahlau.NET Says:
    May 18th, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    this people just doesn’t give up scamming on people!

  6. Jee Says:
    May 18th, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Well… as long as there are people that got cheated, they won’t stop cheating.

  7. How To Avoid Offline Scam? | Small Business Blog Marketing Explained Says:
    May 20th, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    […] find out the similar news happen to others, you can read from Jee’s blog, USJ Forum and Tenth Of The Month. If you receiving some voice mail call and saying you miss the […]

  8. Markk Says:
    May 20th, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    Good to see your post about this scam notice on your blog. I got the same call and it didn’t sound right in the first place. No court will call you on the phone regarding any legal matters. It has to be written on paper and posted to you if there’s any notice to be passed on to anyone.

  9. Jee Says:
    May 20th, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    I thought of the summone thing as well… but perhaps was a bit shocked at the first place and didn’t think properly.

  10. KeithP Says:
    May 22nd, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    When I got home from work today I had the same message left on my voice mail. At first I thought maybe it was an outstanding speeding ticket!! Then I realised the ‘Malaysian High Court’ would not deal with such small matters. I was going to call the High Court tommorow but this obviously not necessary. Thanks for the info.

  11. Jee Says:
    May 22nd, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    You are welcome Keith.

  12. Suresh - SS19 Subang Jaya Says:
    May 23rd, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Phew! finally i get rest easy. The same happened to me on my fax machine! A pre-recorded female Japanese voice informed me that I missed my court appointment on May 14th and must now re-appear on May 28th at 2:30pm at the Malaysian High Court in Jalan Duta. Checked with a lawyer friend and he said all legal matters are ALWAYS written and posted to the recipient unless it was for jury duty (he only assumed this as it was previously practiced by the courts). Anyway i pressed 9 for more details and what a bloody joke it was! Another Japanese person (this time it was a bloke) started asking me for my details. I quickly asked for their contact number and was given the legitimate High Court no 0362094000!?? How come? According to the Malaysian Bar website, the number is valid but still not linked with the relevant courts etc.???Are these people are so down low when it comes to scamming or is it the real thing… I’m beginning to wonder. However, the ppl manning the telecentre were definitely NOT Malaysian!

  13. Jee Says:
    May 23rd, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    Suresh… I guess the syndicate is continously revolving to become more convincing. I doubt those are Japanese… most likely Chinese.

  14. Sarah Says:
    May 28th, 2007 at 9:50 am

    I want to thank you a million times. I got the same call this morning and nearly went crazy trying to figure out what I had done. I also wondered why the message was in really bad English. i hunted high and low looking for mail that I might have ignored. I googled for malaysian high court telephone number and your site was number 1. And then this scam blog caught my eyes. You cannot possibly imagine the relief I felt. Has this been reported in the papers as yet? And do you suggest I make a police report? These people suck and I am glad that people like you expose them and make my sick -monday- morning -start a whole lot better.

  15. Jee Says:
    May 28th, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Sarah… you are welcome.

    I remember seeing the news on Astro, not sure if it’s reported in the papers.

    I assumed you didn’t share any personal details with the scammers yet; so unless you have more specific details other than what I wrote above, I don’t think you need to lodge a police report.

    Cheers.

  16. suzie Says:
    June 6th, 2007 at 11:04 am

    This 03-62094000 is actually number used for a scam? I had 2 missed calls from this number yesterday and i checked the number and got here instead. Was lucky I didnt answer them.

  17. Jee Says:
    June 6th, 2007 at 11:11 am

    suzie… I can’t answer on Suresh’s behalf.

    Just be careful… in case you are really curious about the number, use a public phone to call them and see what it’s about.

  18. Scam: Are You The Next Victim? at ChanKelwin.com Says:
    June 8th, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    […] Blogger Jee has first hand experience of this scam a few weeks ago. According to the report, the victim received a phone call from the “Malaysian High Court” and was said to have missed a court hearing. In order to “settle the problem”, the victim is required to hand over his name, identity card number, bank account number and current bank balance. […]

  19. Manisha Anand Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Wow! Your article really calmed me down yesterday. The same thing happened to me in the morning at 12pm. Step -by step …. exactly the same thing.
    I am an indian and we are expats here, my husband works with Astro. So when i told these guys that i don’t have a bank account here , they asked me atleast 10 times , Are You sure , You don’t have an account. And i said -No, i don’t have.Then they said that there was a raid and some documents were found in your name and all bank papers are in your name. And asked me to confirm my IC. And i said i don’t have an IC, coz i don’t work here, they asked me for the passport number. It just went on for 15-20 minutes.

    When i told this to my husband , he said it seems like a hoax, not to worry.We asked the office people and have informed everyone in the office about such calls.And the HR has done a very good job by passing a circular to everyone in the office, informing all abt this.

    When i saw ur article, i felt so good and so much better, that it’s nothing serious, just a scam , a hoax.

    Thank you so much.

  20. Jee Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    You are welcome Manisha.

  21. Thim Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Just had one such call. I got suspicious. Said I was busy and asked for a call back number. He stated it as 03-62094000. I searched that number and ended up in here. This syndicate must be trying all possible numbers in the city.

  22. Jee Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    Thim… the syndicate must have used some sort of software (or hardware) to do random dialing. If it’s not stopped, everyone in Malaysia will receive their call sooner or later.

  23. Amz Says:
    June 15th, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    I just received the same call; and got this 03-62094000 for a call back no. I suspected something fishy and did some googling and ended up here. Thanks for the warning. I’m going to informed more ppl about this scam.

  24. Jessica Says:
    June 19th, 2007 at 9:41 am

    I received a phone call on that yesterday.

    I gave them my full name and IC no., I found they are fishy because they don’t speak like Malaysian.

    Further more, I can’t even read what they are trying to tell me.

    My instinct told me this is a SCAM, I warn them not to call me anymore and I will make a police report on that.

    The question is I have gave them my name and IC, can they do anything from me?

  25. Dave Says:
    June 21st, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    I got a call today to my house phone. Caller ID was 0301 which is overseas(?). Same story as above and asked for my IC. Told them I am a Mat Salleh & don’t have IC so she asked for my passport no.

    She wasn’t Malaysian so I told her she didn’t sound Malaysian & told her I don’t give these details out before verifying properly who was on the other end. She said she was Chinese from Ipoh! I’ve been here long enough to recognise a Malaysian accent so asked to get put onto her supervisor. Another strange accent – sounded Thai to me. Told her this & she said OK, and hung up immediately.

    So, beware. Actually best idea is to give them completely made up IC & bank acount details. With a bit of luck they will get flagged trying to access multiple non-existent accounts.

  26. Jee Says:
    June 26th, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Jessica… don’t worry too much about the IC details. They can do something with it if they want to… but your IC details are not something that is very private; people can find it from various resources, so don’t worry too much about it.

    Dave… actually with all the reports that are lodged to the police, it’s hard to believe that the police still have not enough info to catch or charge somebody… they are not doing their job obviously.

  27. Kua Says:
    June 28th, 2007 at 11:09 am

    GOD…i got the call this morning too!
    Should have sensed something fishy when the lady speaks in strong china accent..
    I gave her my name and my IC!!Freaking dumb I am..
    Luckily i got to your blog when i googled for telephone scam..
    I went through exactly the same thing. I shall spread the words now..
    Thanx..this post of yours especially your last comment gave me some peace.

  28. Jee Says:
    June 28th, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    You are welcome Kua… glad that you spot something fishy before it’s too late. Do spread the news to your friends and family.

  29. MageP’s Lab » Blog Archive » [Mailbag] A professional scam Says:
    June 30th, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    […] Malaysia + Bukit Aman”. Ha, those findings surprised me. A blog reported that it was a scam (http://jeelife.com/2007/05/15/scam-warning/). Coincidently, phone rang at this time and I picked it up. Who else can it be? The inspector […]

  30. Limelite Says:
    July 27th, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Hihi.. I just received that call just now. Would like to share, here goes:
    That same calling experience, after giving my IC #, and she asked for my names spelling, after spelling half way, my “instinct” awaken, so I decided to give her incomplete spelling of my name. Same experience, that “male-police from Bukit Aman” call and say something to freeze all my accounts… Then I asked him again my hearing date, he gave me and then hanged off… That’s my experience. : )

    Would like to know, what do info of my name, Ic #, and name of bank can do wonder in cheating out my $$$? These are the info I gave. They didn’t asked for account number leh… Should I make police report?

    Why I sense something wrong?
    The call is in Chinese. And the person’s voice in pure China Chinese.
    I was thinking, if someone called from Malaysia Government, shouldn’t it be pure Malaysia Malay?

    That’s all. Hope everyone is alright?

  31. Jee Says:
    July 27th, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    Limelite… name, IC and name of bank could do nothing much; and as I mentioned earlier, those info can be easily obtained everywhere… so don’t worry about it.

    I do hope everyone is alright… but I doubt it is the case. There must be some people that are cheated but perhaps they rather keep quiet or that the press find it not report-worthy.

  32. Limelite Says:
    August 8th, 2007 at 8:41 am

    Thankz for replying… I’ve noticed you’d reply to most of the comments and your blog turned out to be a place to share this scam. Another thankz~

    I figured out that this is just another idea of scamming, as long as we the citizen be much more careful, it is no big deal. The only point for it to be report-worthy is the use of “Malaysian High Court”, because they are using the name of Malaysia Government to do the cheating. This can be serious as those who get cheated is because they put their trust on Malaysia Government. If government chooses to ignore this, then the faith of citizen toward the government will drop…

  33. Jee Says:
    August 8th, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Limelite… you are welcome.

    As careful as we are, they are people that are going to get hooked regardless. I can understand how easy to get panic with this scam, as I’ve had moment of panic too.

    Both the police and the press have got enough information from us (the citizens)… sadly nothing is done to coup with this yet. Honestly I think the cops are part of the scam; it’s ridiculous that they are still not able to arrest anyone or burst any similar scamming syndicates all this while.

  34. Aruaru Says:
    September 13th, 2007 at 11:36 am

    I thank you for sharing such news. I just received the same call and already being suspicious about this. Thanks again!

  35. Yes Says:
    October 2nd, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    This is the latest update..

    Received a call with my phone’s CLID showing 0301 today. The first thing I heard was some recorded message as follows:

    “Ini Mahkamah Kuala Lumpur.Anda dihendaki untuk menghadiri ke mahkahmah Rabu depan kerana disyaki terlibat dalam satu kes ceti rompak.Untuk maklumat lanjut sila tekan 9…”pre recorded by some chinese boy in Malay language.I remembered hearing his voice before in some telco customer care helpline.

    The prerecorded message goes on for 4-5 times before the call is ended if there’s no response.If you press 9, you’ll be directed to some stupid operator. Asked him immediately in English wtf was I involved in some ceti robbery case that idiot straight away proceeded to ask me for my full name.Damn! the fixed line in my house isn’t even owned by me.So I just simply gave him a false surname, he demanded more but from his chinaman accent I immediately realised that it was a dirty scam.Funny chinaman spoke to me in Malay all the time when I kept answering and questioning him in English.I got ngry and slammed the phone down.That was the last time I heard from him and no more scam calls for that day…Another fool that has just bitten the dust.

    Now to take a step further in helping prevent such cases from repeating I urge readers here to try to recall whether you’ve most recently gave your phone number to anyone during the last few days before such calls came in. For me I remembered calling up a direct sales agency called Maltrade(found on the internet) earlier to enquire about their products only to have weird calls appearing the day after. I gave them my phone number because they requested to return a call back to me with more information about the product that I was interested in. To all..you need to be very carefull with the telephone contact numbers that are posted on the internet especially those Alibaba trading site contact numbers…those china trade ads are lurking with scammers just for fyi.

  36. tommy Says:
    October 17th, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    what does IC, name and bank account number do then? I gave them these infos…will they be able to use these info to fraud identity or get money out of my acc?

  37. Jee Says:
    October 18th, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    tommy… I am not sure what they can do with the bank account number. The cops told me that they can do something with it, but I am not too sure about that.

    I suggest you to check this with the bank officers, and close the acc if necessary.

  38. LEE Says:
    October 29th, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    +6020808100. That was the number from my HP’s caller ID. I got about the same message as comment 35, in malay then in mandarin. Don’t know what the hack they are talking about, so I press 9, as instructed. Spoke to this guy, sounded like a malay… He told me about the story of them catching someone by the name of Wong Kok Meng from Kepong and they found copy of my IC & bank ac, thus i need to attend a court case at Magistrate 3 on Wednesday also. Btw, never know anybody that goes by that name & I’ve never been to Kepong. Yeah, he did mention that if I’m in JB, I can contact someone to help me on this so that I do not need to go to court.

    I asked him for his name and he said he’s Inspector Lee. I’m lucky I know someone working in Bukit Aman. I asked if he knows my friend, he said yes but later said my friend was in the toilet. I told him to get my friend to call me back. No call received after 3 hours, thus I called my friend directly. He told me that nobody knows him by his english name in the station and he was out for investigation at that time. He said Bukit Aman & courts will not ask people to attend court case via mesg/call. Subpoenas are issued personally by uniformed policeman to your residence.

    Moral of the story, don’t believe such things unless you’ve personally received the subpoena from a uniformed policeman.

    It was a weird experience but lucky escape as I’ve never heard of such scam before this. Guess they realized I’m not a fat stupid fish worth catching coz I know someone that actually works in Bukit Aman. Think you can test the caller by saying you know someone from Bukit Aman, they will back off even if it’s a phony name.

  39. Anonymous Says:
    October 31st, 2007 at 4:24 am

    Thevin Chandran & Associates
    WISMA BUILDING
    102,JALAN DATUK,
    TAYTON VIEW,
    Kuala Lumpur
    53300

    Tel; +601 7342 9558

    Dear David Harthen,

    My name is Mr Bahamddin Ghazali , a legal practitioner with Thevin Chandran & associates in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia .

    I saw your contact and profile and decided that you could cooperate with me in this proposition.

    I have a client by Name Mr. Ramsey Harthen, who was deceased in November, 2005, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.I am contacting you because you have the same last name as my deceased client and i felt that you could help me in the distribution of funding that were left in my deceased client’s bank account. This funding is closed to be declared un-serviceable by the bank as there were no indicated next of kin or next of beneficiary of the funding in the bank account.

    The total amount of cash in the bank account of my deceased client is US$ 12.5 Million ( Say, Twelve Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars Only ),The bank had issued to me a notification to contact the next of kin of my deceased client for either to re-activate the bank account or to make
    claim of beneficiary, of the funding in the bank account, with a month surcharge of 6% to be deducted as an Escrow safe keeping fee of the bank account, so
    as to avoid the indefinite closure of the bank account.

    My proposition to you is to seek your consent, and to present your kind self as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my deceased client, since you have the same last name with him.

    This means that the proceeds of his bank account would be paid to you as his next of kin or the legitimate beneficiary. When the proceeds in his bank account are paid to you, we would share the proceeds on a mutually agreed-upon percentage of 60% to me and 40% to your kind self. All the legal documents to back up your claim as my client’s next-of-kin would be provided by me. The most important thing I would need is your honest cooperation in this proposition.This would be done
    under a legitimate arrangement that would protect you from any breach of the law.

    If this business proposition offends your moral and ethical values,feel free to back out. Please contact me at once if you are interested reply through
    my personal email (bahamddinghazali@myway.com ).

    Regards,
    Barr. Bahamddin Ghazali M.ESQ
    Senior Advocate/Solicitor.

  40. (Davibuoy) Says:
    October 31st, 2007 at 4:28 am

    Also his website was invalid!

    Beware of the Bastage!

    Davibuoy

  41. Anonymous Says:
    November 25th, 2007 at 3:32 am

    I just received the follwing! Same exact letter as above!! Major scam!

    Thevin Chandran & Associates
    WISMA BUILDING
    102,JALAN DATUK,
    TAYTON VIEW,
    Kuala Lumpur
    53300

    Tel; +601 7342 9558

    Dear (choosing my name to be annonymous),

    My name is Mr Bahamddin Ghazali , a legal practitioner with Thevin Chandran & associates in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia .

    I saw your contact and profile and decided that you could cooperate with me in this proposition.

    I have a client by Name Mr. Ramsey Jenne, who was deceased in November, 2005, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.I am contacting you because you have the same last name as my deceased client and i felt that you could help me in the distribution of funding that were left in my deceased client’s bank account. This funding is closed to be declared un-serviceable by the bank as there were no indicated next of kin or next of beneficiary of the funding in the bank account.

    The total amount of cash in the bank account of my deceased client is US$ 12.5 Million ( Say, Twelve Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars Only ),The bank had issued to me a notification to contact the next of kin of my deceased client for either to re-activate the bank account or to make
    claim of beneficiary, of the funding in the bank account, with a month surcharge of 6% to be deducted as an Escrow safe keeping fee of the bank account, so
    as to avoid the indefinite closure of the bank account.

    My proposition to you is to seek your consent, and to present your kind self as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my deceased client, since you have the same last name with him.

    This means that the proceeds of his bank account would be paid to you as his next of kin or the legitimate beneficiary. When the proceeds in his bank account are paid to you, we would share the proceeds on a mutually agreed-upon percentage of 60% to me and 40% to your kind self. All the legal documents to back up your claim as my client’s next-of-kin would be provided by me. The most important thing I would need is your honest cooperation in this proposition.This would be done
    under a legitimate arrangement that would protect you from any breach of the law.

    If this business proposition offends your moral and ethical values,feel free to back out. Please contact me at once if you are interested reply through
    my personal email (bahamddin_ghazali@myway.com).

    Regards,
    Barr. Bahamddin Ghazali M.ESQ
    Senior Advocate/Solicitor.

  42. jacob Says:
    December 13th, 2007 at 2:30 am

    I received the same message I immidatly suspected it coz my family name is an lebanese name and there s no lebanese in malysia hehe . but i send him an email tell him yes just to know what he will say and i m still waiting his reply

  43. Cordilia Says:
    December 17th, 2007 at 5:22 am

    Thank god for this website…i received exactly the same and honestly was gullible to believe this….and was replying back and forth with emails as I said I would go ahead but it wasnt till a couple days later I asked my parents if we had any family in Malaysia….they said no and I was like “oh shit…” I sent my ID passport number but did not send through the $1000 us fee they requested…..this is what they replied….

    “Dear Fatialofa,
    Thank you for your mail, the amount of funds you mention here will not be enuogh to send to the court., I advice you to rise up to $500 United States Dollars so that I will know how to present your case before the high court. Below is the court registrar data:
    Name: FERIANA MAHYUNI.
    State: KUALA LUMPU
    Country: MALAYSIA
    Note: make sure you send me the copy of the payment slip via e-email attachment
    to avoid mistakes . so that first thing tommorrow morning i will file your information before the cour for approval.
    Wait for your positive reply
    Regards
    Barrister..

    Can anyone please help as I am from NZ, how do I prevent this bastard from using my ID….why do people scam….what asses…

  44. Jee Says:
    December 17th, 2007 at 10:56 am

    Cordilia… I can’t offer much help here. Personally I doubt that your passport number could be used for any further scam… as mentioned in some comments above, informations like IC or passport numbers are easily obtainable from other sources… what they want from these scams are probably straight forward cash.

  45. jay Says:
    March 16th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    How we can stop this scam through Feriana Mahyuni with account number 0182200004463 EON Bank (fucking). I’m lost some money and realize after they told me have a problem with transfer fund. But I’m already give them IC no and Account no, can you advise me

  46. Hamba Allah Says:
    March 16th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Caution with scam through email, Feriana Mahyuni account 0182200004463.

  47. Hamba Allah Says:
    March 19th, 2008 at 9:08 am

    The email is a form of advanced fee fraud which originated in Nigeria. It is also known as a 419 scam, so called after the section of the Nigerian criminal code which it violates. This scam attempts to tempt the recipient with the promise of a lottery win, inheritance or a large sum of money from a supposedly dormant account. The fraudsters are hoping you’ll subsequently reveal your banking details. The emails typically ask you to pay an advance fee, tax or bribe to complete the deal – but you will lose any money you pay.
    These scams are so common because they are easy to perpetrate and difficult to stop. If you receive any emails of this nature, please forward them on to ourselves and then delete them. If you believe that you or someone you know is being targeted by fraudsters then please contact the SCD6 Economic and Specialist Crime OCU at fraud.alert@met.police.uk, or your local law enforcement agency if you do not reside in the United Kingdom.

    In the meantime, if you need any further information or advice with regards to online security, please click on the following link:
    http://www.lloydstsb.com/security.asp

    Kind Regards

    Fraud Response Team

  48. Hamba Allah Says:
    March 28th, 2008 at 1:18 am

    My name is Mr. Bryan Rowe, a legal practitioner with Rowe & Co Law Firm in Bedfordshire United Kingdom. I saw your contact profile and decided that you could cooperate with me in this proposition.

    I have a client who was deceased in November 2004, In Greatham Hampshire, United Kingdom. I am contacting you because you have the same surname with my deceased client and i felt that you could help in distribution of funds that were left in my deceased client’s account. This fund is close to being declared UN-serviceable by the finance house as there were no indicated next of kin or beneficiary of the fund in the account, having remained dormant for long.

    The total amount of cash in the account of my deceased client is GBP4.7M ( Four Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds Only ). The finance house had issued me a notification to contact the next of kin to the said fund, to make beneficiary claim with a month surcharge of 6% to be deducted as an Escrow safe keeping fee of the account, so as to avoid indefinite closure of the account.

    My proposition to you is to seek your prior consent, to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my deceased client, since you have the same last name with him. This means that the proceeds of his estate would be paid to you as his next of kin or the legitimate beneficiary. When the proceeds in his account are paid to you, we would share the proceeds on a mutually agreed-upon percentage of 60% to me and 40% to your kind self.

    All the legal documents to back up your claim as my client’s next of-kin would be provided by me. What i need most is your honest cooperation in this proposition. This transaction is hitch-free, and would be done under a legitimate arrangement that would protect you from any breach of law.

    Please contact me at once on receipt of this mail. You can as well, reach me directly on phone, +44703186318172.

    Sincerely,
    Bryan Rowe Esq.

  49. no name Says:
    August 12th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    i have got the same scenario but now it involved the parcel that has sent to me and bla bla bla.. and gosh she email me to payhe sum in ringgit malaysia to clear custume release and all. shame on her

  50. Simon Says:
    September 25th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Got the same call about missing high court session, female heavy chinese accent voice. Scary thing is they have my IC # already. Luckily I am awake enough not to give any further info.

    Old tricks never dies or a copy-cat.

    Does anybody have any info on what the police is doing about this or was there ever any police findings on this kinda of scam?

    Anyway, be careful fellow citizens, world is not safe anymore.

  51. Lim Says:
    September 30th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    I received a call this morning from “High Court Malaysia” that to collect a registered mail that sent to me earlier via post but was not collected. Over the phone was a lady spoken in broken english and seemed not able to understand english well.

    I asked her who was the receipient of the letter and she said she couldn’t reveal because that was the legal document. Then I asked her in such case who suppose to go to the “High Court Malaysia” to collect that letter? She couldn’t answer me but start asking me to provide my full name for her to verify. I felt something went wrong so I only told her my surname and refused to provide her further information.

    Then she said I must go to High Court Malaysia to collect the registered letter by tomorrow 4pm before it was too late. It became more suspecious because it came across my mind that tomorrow is the “Hari Raya Puasa” holiday and I don’t think High Court Judges are working?

    So I decided to enquire more from her. I asked her where was the high court located but she couldn’t answer me (seemed didn’t know). I asked her how to contact high court malaysia and her so there was someone for me to refer to. She gave me her name as “Teeboolyn” and The High Court Malaysia number was 03-62094000.

    I really feel something is not correct and decided to search online for high court phone number. By using Google search for 03-62094000 I found this link and some other sites that indicating this could be a scam. Thanks to you all posting earlier. That ease of my mind because you don’t normally play-play with the high court summon by ignoring it, right?

    By referring to the earlier posting, it seems that this has been happening since last year. This group of people they have been continue using the same number for cheating. Not sure anyone has lodged a police report or try to find out who this group of people is? Any legal advisor out there who can give comment and advise so we can take some action to avoid any victim who may fall into the trap in the future.

  52. Andrew Says:
    September 30th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Thank you Mr. Lim and Thank you Jee.

    I received the same type of call just about the same time as Mr. Lim above. However, they must have realised the mistake about tomorrow being a holiday as the caller insisted that I come in person to the ‘High Court’ in Jalan Duta by 4.00pm today, and was even able to tell me which building ‘Kompleks Makhamah’.

    I did not give my full name, just my first name. I was very suspicious however it’s better to play ‘nice’ as these people KNOW where I LIVE ! This is probably the most upsetting part. I’m definitely getting my phone de-listed or new number (with caller ID)

    Thank you so much for putting this warning on the internet. I just googled and found your site on top of the list.

  53. friend Says:
    October 7th, 2008 at 4:13 am

    Caution with scam through email, Feriana Mahyuni account 0182200004463

  54. Hamba Allah Says:
    October 7th, 2008 at 4:19 am

    You only need to pay for the oath and stamp duty fee for the swearing of the affidavit as stated in the oath form sent to you and this amounts to 525 British pounds as stated on the oath form.

    The payment should be made directly to the court through the courts clerk name via western union money transfer.

    This is the information to make the payment:

    Name: Brown Peterson
    Address: #7 Cromewell Well Avenue,
    Whalley Range,
    OBQ13 London,
    United Kingdom.

    Do not forget to scan and send the payment slip to me as well as the completed oath form.

    Thanks,
    Attorney Williams Campbell

  55. Hamba Allah Says:
    October 7th, 2008 at 4:20 am

    Attached here is my client’s certificate of deposit which is the only information that I can release to you for now.

    Also, this is the site of the finance house where the fund is been deposited.
    http://www.wsecfc.com/web

    Note: you will be given the complete details and access to the account when the legal procedures is completed.

    Thanks,
    Attorney Williams Campbell

  56. Hamba Allah Says:
    October 7th, 2008 at 4:21 am

    I received your mail and undertsood its content properly.

    It will be very nice if you can make it to London as that will make alot of things easier but also have to inform you that it will be wiser for us to get ready every needed document before your arrival and possiblly, you apply for the claim before your arrival. In this way you will only need to receive the money or personally be here for the transfer of the fund to your country and it will also make it easier for me to get my 5% here from you.

    Summarilly, I will prefer us to get every needed documents ready before your arrival to London because, it will definitely take weeks for these documents to be ready.

    What do you think about it?

    Thanks,
    Attorney Williams Campbell

  57. sharifah Says:
    October 7th, 2008 at 4:28 am

    This is the information to make the payment:

    Name: Brown Peterson
    Address: #7 Cromewell Well Avenue,
    Whalley Range,
    OBQ13 London,
    United Kingdom.

  58. sheena Says:
    October 30th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    today 10.20 am i receieved call from Malaysian High Court, asking me to attend court case(forget date to attend cos panicked) for money laundry case. the caller has a heaavy english accent, it was a lady, said can clear my name, asking for my ic no.stupid enough to give it to her. told me there will be a Mr Yeo Kee Cheong to contact me to clear my name. After 5 mins recieved the call from Yeo, told me of the court hearing, then drag on to say i involved with “ah long” in the KL raid by the Bukit Aman police. Asked if i possessed any Maybank & Public Bank accout. stupid to tell them I only have 1 account in KT, not the bank he mentioned. he said got it all the time, asking me how much I have in the bank, stupid too to tell him the amt. and also gave him my h/phone no. we talked for 10 mins. After hanging off the phone, i feel uncomfortable n call one of my friend, dear god, she told me this is a scam n asked me to quickly block my bank account. I went to do the blocking at 11.20 am. then i search this website n come to know quite alot has received such call. another time, if they call, i wud tell them i had made a police report on this, haha. If i wud have known earlier about this, i wud not have fallen for this scam, but thanks anyway. I am still not sure y they want my ic no.

  59. mARCUS wONG Says:
    November 12th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Yeah! I got dat call too. She used my late father’s name. That got me damn angry. I hope to get dat kinda call again. I’ll bring a dozen of my friends…. meet them. And chop them up with Parangs. If they r lucky, I’d just blind them or break their limbs. We must put a stop to all this. It’s jus a waste of time. That lady sounded Taiwanese….. Arggghhhhhhh! Damn them to Hell…. Hey Scammer! If you r reading this, email me la… I wanna fry your eggs and rip off your head! FUCK U!!!

  60. mARCUS wONG Says:
    November 12th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    I really hope that the public can make up their minds n come together to take drastic aggressive action against scammers like this as innocent people fall prey to this. Malaysia Boleh!

  61. tarmi71 Says:
    December 11th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    i just got 2 missed call from these 03-62094000 while i was busy doing somthing.. but just a minute later one lady (sound like malay) with the hp number 0192071508 called me.. I answer the call and she asked whether my name is norhafifah bte (i can’t remember) and then she read my phone number… i said that’s correct my phone number but i’m not nurhafifah as the name she mentioned earlier.. And then she said (in malay) “ini panggilan dari high court kuala lumpur, cuma nak tau ini puan atau tuan norhafifah ke? “.. is she dumb or what doesn’t recognized my voices like female or male.. and luckily my name isnt the same as she mentioned.. if not surely i will give my details to her.. coz in the first place i heard the name she mentioned just like my daughter’s name… i was a bit fear if something is happening to my daughter at that time… and i’m lucky enough to hv found the high court phone number in the search engine brough me to this webpage.. and i’m sure i just lucky got escaped from a scam sindicate… but i dont know the connection between the hphone number that i gave above and the high court number that i missed 2 times.. can somebody can check to whom that number registered to.. that would be good enough… coz i hv no idea where this guys get my handphone number..

  62. sun Says:
    January 6th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    i just received a call from number the same number 03-62094000 today,pretend as my secret admirer,luckily im im good enuff and found this website…

  63. Deepak Says:
    November 11th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I don’t know if this is related.

    I got an email from Wafeeq Diya claiming to be a barrister in Kuala Lumpur.
    He claimed he had been instructed by a bank about a deceased account holder. They asked him to find any living relatives of the deceased as the deceased had no known relatives. He found me and was trying to get me to pay the court $500 via Western Union under the name of FERIANA MAHYUNI to justify that I was a relative of the deceased as I had the same surname.

    I played along for a while eventually suggesting he transfer the $500 to me and I would transfer back to the above name as requested. At this point he would not return emails and the telephone he called me on was actually country club in Kuala Lumpur.

    Luckily because of this website I caught on to him early.

  64. Apathetic Moon » Blog Archive » Beware of scammers Says:
    June 21st, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    […] Scam warning […]

  65. Apollo Says:
    September 1st, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Gosh this scam is still active as of today. My parents got a call from a woman who spoke Mandarin saying that they have high court warrant and ask for my father’s IC. Luckily my father had not panic and refused to give her any information.

  66. wasg Says:
    October 3rd, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Can i share your blog thru FB?? as my dad was trapped in the similar scam like what u met! I was so frustrated about this and wishing to spread it around to warn my surrounding ppl..

  67. David Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    My father just got a phone call recently from 62094000. Same story as above message where it call from High court and saying an warrant have been issue. He didn’t gave them any info. luckily see this blog….

    Thank you

  68. erwan Says:
    July 12th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    my wife hand phone just got a call a few minute ago…1450hrs@12072011..when a pick up the phone,i heard a man voice..luckily my wife hp got a problem..when i check this no 03-6209400 through google engine,i shock what i see on this blog..thank you very2 much…

  69. 1 Says:
    June 4th, 2012 at 5:43 am

    -1′

  70. Shaz Says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Received a phone call from this guy who said his name is Kamarul and that he is calling from Mahkamah .. bahagian pendaftaran saman. He said he is looking for one of our staff’s information to register summon.. I said I have to check first and then he gave the court’s number 03 62094000 and told me if couldn’t reach him there, could contact his via his mobile. For some unknown reason, I felt uneasy and decided to do a search using the number.. and it led me here. Thank God for this blog. If he calls again, I will call his bluff to his face!!

  71. H Hii Says:
    November 12th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Received a call from 03-6209 4000 around noon today. The guy said he is from Mahkamah Tinggi KL and say that I missed a court hearing on 1 Nov 2012 and now a summon has been issued. I said I have not received any notice and why summon me to KL while I am in Sarawak? He said Bank Negara sued me over some loan and I am being charged bankruptcy. I smell something fishy but asked him what he wants me to do. He said call 03-2698 9244 and this gentleman Andrew Pang can help. After hangup, I goggled the number. 03-6209 4000 is registered to Mahkamah Tinggi KL but also link to this blog. 03-2698 9244 is a fax number for Bank Pembangunan Malaysia

  72. YapHJ Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Hi,
    Received a call from 03-62094000. same story – Mahkamah Tinggi Jln Duta … is this scam? if yes, almost 5 years (from 2007) still “active” & no action to block/blacklist this number?

  73. victim Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Hi all,

    I received the same call and what a fool of me… i transferred all the money to the scammer. Cry…..Cry…

    Anyone can help me to get back my money?

    All my hard earn money gone…..

  74. Fairuz Says:
    July 5th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Just the same story…i just registered the sim card,already lodge the complaim to CFM.How come our details can exposed to the scammer

  75. Reena Says:
    July 12th, 2013 at 10:08 am

    got a call from the same number. lucky found your site. i called the number and feel weird with their greetings ” hello, mahkamah… it is a chinese male voice….crazy …

  76. ASYRAN Says:
    November 21st, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Uik posible that no might be court?????

  77. ASYRAN Says:
    November 21st, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    me to i serch at google and true the court???

  78. AG Says:
    December 31st, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    TODAY I OSO R’CEIVED THIS CALL ON MORNING…THE GAL REALLY VERY NO MANNER…

  79. meyati Says:
    January 14th, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I got missed call from 036209400. When called back,a lady replied ‘hello mahkamah.’ Need to know what happened to HHii and YapSJ after the call.

  80. is Says:
    July 28th, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Hi All,
    first of all, thanks for the info. It’s already Jul 2016. I have received a phone call by this no 0362094000. Luckly I didn’t pickup the call and straight away check in the web and found this web. seems like the scam still active and no action taken. Anyway, i had warn my family member to block the number.

    Thanks all for the info.

  81. Kay Says:
    October 25th, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Hi, today i just recieve misscall about 7 times from this 0362094000 ….i just call the number back and the operator malay female answered the call, i ask just recieve the misscall from the number and operator said just wait another call from the number.

    After google the number, i found this blog and i feel lucky i didnt pick up the call from that number…

  82. Hamba Allah Says:
    October 27th, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Received this number few weeks ago and today. First time i call back and the guy from that side said it could be a scam. He said court will never call people. I wonder how come this number from Mahkamah Sivil can be used by the scammers? Should we make any report about this? I read somewhere, they used certain software to make the number appear from the court. This is scam at it’s highest level.

  83. Sjane Says:
    April 10th, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Is there any 2017 readers here.. thank you for sharing this info I just got a call from this num this morning but unfortunately I’ve block all the num starts from 03 becauce I received a lots of spam number almost every week and the best part is the number that they call is not my personal number so I was wondering who n which company will sell our data. I got a call from one of the lawyer office then i returned call back the office guy told me its A spam and most of the collector will used laywer office to call thier victims even u dont take any loans or credit cards. The best part the office guy asked . Did u took loan Courts Memoth or Singer. I Told him I dont cause my house furniture I bought cash and I dont sew so he asked me to ignore. …
    These are the numbers that call me
    0351229241
    0327218000
    0361407461
    0362094000

  84. EPIPHANIUS Says:
    April 12th, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Maaf saya tidak begitu arif dalam Bahasa Inggeris. Tapi apapun saya juga mengalami kejadian seperti tuan / puan sekelian. Saya terkejut sebab menerima panggilan daripada seseorang yang menyatakan beliau mewakili sebuah organisasi untuk mencari anak saya kerana ada loan bank yang tak settle dan konon anak saya sudah dikenakan tindakan penyitaan bank. Bila saya mohon untuk diberi budibicara dorang kata cuma court saja boleh settle. Herannya anak saya belum ada menerima surat mahkamah ? Saya terima panggilan daripada 0301 termasuk 03-27278666 ( Debt collectors ). Sampai gitu sekali mau sita aset anak saya sedangkan jumlah loan cuma RM20k saja???

  85. Leong Says:
    May 23rd, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Even in 2018, this number is still actively scamming people.

  86. Annoyed Says:
    October 26th, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I just received the same scam call too. Automated message that confused me – pressed number and was directed to a fellow supposedly from court.The ‘duta high court’ was calling me regarding a subpoena I was supposed to receive. He said he will check my case for me. Stupidly I gave my full name which he asked to be spelled out (should have hung up here) and IC number. Then we got disconnected.

    I called the number back twice and some one on the other end answered, was shocked I was inquiring about mahkamah and hung up on me.

    Then I got the call from 0362094000 like most people here, but mine was an Indonesian sounding woman speaking, now quoting my IC number back at me and telling me my case.

    Apparently, they are being insanely outrages now and telling people they ‘langgar mati orang di Sabah’. I was shocked. I haven’t been to East Malaysia! She hung up when I told her she has the wrong person though at first she tried to ask me insistently if I understand what she is saying and how I am expected to assist them on this case.

    I guess she didn’t like that I told her it wasn’t me and they were wrong. Can’t scam me if I won’t entertain such madness.

    Really wish these scammers were caught and imprisoned for life. Make an example of them so this nonsense stops.

  87. Farah Says:
    December 3rd, 2018 at 10:55 am

    I just got one similar to yours that claimed she (chinese voice) is from court and i have subpoena. Where it need me to click whatever number. It repeated its requests twice. Since this is my mom home phone and we got daily scams… it got to the point I am laughing literally in almost scams calls i got. It even tried to call a second time after the court subpoena asking for Safuan. Probably wanting to phish out the name but quickly put cut the line when my mom asked are you from marco scam. Thats fishy right?

  88. Farah Says:
    December 3rd, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Sorry.. it wasn’t Safuan. He(chinese voice)said, “Can I speak to someone?” My mom pretended not to hear and said there is no one here named Safuan. She then asked him if he from MaĹ•co Scam. He quickly disconnected the line.


Leave a Reply

All the above fields are optional


Related Entries

WordPress 2.0 Theme Design Competition
Internet freedom of speech? Think twice
TIME review 2005
I’m feeling like William Hung right now
McDonald’s French Fries facing lawsuit