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MPT Issues Warning Over “Coca-Cola Welfare Fund”

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Phnom Penh, 4 June 2021: The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has warned the public to be on the lookout for a phishing scam on social media called the “Coca-Cola Welfare Fund”. It invites people to click on a link to stand a chance of winning KHR200,000. The Ministry says this is a hoax.

The scam is designed to entice you into clicking on the link that takes you to a fraudulent website featuring a company logo with a fraudulent message, asking you to complete a short survey. In that survey, people are asked to answer some questions, provide their name, date of birth and phone number etc. They are then asked to share the survey with their friends via Facebook Messenger.

The Ministry says those behind the scam are collecting people’s private data and then using that information to gain access to their social media accounts and payment methods.

Safeguards have recently been introduced by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to help prevent users click on suspicious links in SMSes. It is encouraging people to check the name of any website pages carefully, avoid posting any personal information on suspicious websites and avoid corresponding with anyone asking for personal information.

If you’re in any doubt, you should activate the “Two Factor Authentication” function in the social network account ‘Innis’, by clicking the link: https://www.camcert.gov.kh/2factorauthenticationonfacebook

In the event you have been scammed, you should change your passwords immediately and contact the relevant authority in case of theft.

For technical information related to this issue, you can find out more information on the website of the Office of Computer Emergency Response (CamCERT) in the Department of Security, Information and Communication Technology at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications:

www.camcartgov.kh

For more technical assistance, email incident@camcert.gov.kh or call 016 851 678.


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