Police warn of online casino SMS scam

Police urged the public to be wary of an SMS scam that is currently on the rife in the country, targetting random numbers and asking people to join “VIP Clubs” of online casinos that promises “bonuses” and great winnings. The SMS scam, which surfaced in many phone subscribers’ SMS inbox since about a month ago, comes from different numbers including these numbers listed out by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) in a press release yesterday – +6737379798; +6738984954; +6738982565; +6737371123; +6737379796; +6738625010; +6737371605 and +6737110156. The message also asks the recipient to click on a link to claim the “bonus” or tell the recipient that they have been selected to receive a “free ticket” for an online game. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin