Be wary of spam messages in circulation: AITI

The public is advised against falling prey to spam messages that are currently in circulation.

This was said by the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) in response to messages that promise lucrative financial gain with links to chatgroups and Internet sites engaged in gambling activities.

“These spam messages are being spread through short message services (SMS), social media platforms like Facebook and messaging application such as WhatsApp, WeChat and Telegram,” said the agency. “The messages are normally sent by numbers with country codes indicating that they originate from foreign countries.”

AITI also called on the public to refrain from clicking on the links in the messages, providing financial details and personal information as well as making money transfer.