TNB Warns Of SMS Scam Offering Fake Blackout Compensation

PETALING JAYA: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is urgently warning the public of an SMS scam attempting to defraud victims with fake compensation linked to the recent blackout.

Customers who receive the SMS are told that those affected by the electricity blackout will receive RM100 as compensation in their Touch ‘n Go ewallet. They will then be asked to click on a malicious Touch ‘n Go link to check their balance.

TNB in a posting on Facebook has asked users not to click on the link despite the SMS being sent out from TNB’s own number which is 15454. Users are also urged to check with TNB to verify any information.

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan has announced that consumers, especially traders, can make a claim for losses suffered during the blackout as TNB will be giving out rebates.

However, details about the rebate will only be presented at Parliament on Aug 4, he said in a report dated July 30.

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