Ministries Cooperate To Curb eBeliaRahmah Fraud

The Ministry of Finance will work with the Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD) to curb fraud cases involving the exchange of eBeliaRahmah credits to cash.

Deputy Minister of Finance, Ahmad Maslan said he will meet the KKD tomorrow to discuss the matter so that announcements can be made on the ministry’s social media, television and radio.

“We do not want the two million youth who accepted the initiative to be deceived by ‘scammers’ because they want to convert the RM200 credit into cash,” he said according to Bernama after visiting the Johor Valuation and Property Services Department office in Johor Bahru.

He said the victim contacted the suspect after seeing an advertisement offering the service of converting eBeliaRahmah credit into cash on TikTok and Facebook Messenger.

Earlier, Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department Director, Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf was reported today as saying that the police received 14 reports related to the eBeliaRahmah fraud case involving a loss of RM2,800 so far.

He said, the suspect then asked the victim to scan the QR code given to transfer money from the e-wallet account to the victim’s bank account.

According to him, the victim only realized he had been cheated after finding that the money from his e-wallet had been transferred and that no money had been deposited into his bank account.

Ahmad said that the redemption of RM200 credit for youth aged 18 to 20 or full-time students studying at a higher education institute for cash is not allowed.

This is because, he said, the provision of credit to that group through one of the three e-wallet service providers, namely Boost, Setel and Touch ‘n Go, is part of the government’s efforts to encourage cashless spending among the youth.

“The government hopes that the youth can fully spend the credit, especially in the premises of micro, small and medium enterprises (PMKS), thus being able to support the local PMKS economy.”

Regarding Teacher Education Institute (IPG) students not receiving eBeliaRahmah, he said, it does not involve that group because they already receive a monthly allowance of RM450.

“I hope that if any politician raises this issue, please first check the fact that IPG students have received monthly allowances.”

Member of Parliament for Muar, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman recently through his Facebook questioned the government allegedly not giving the RM200 eBeliaRahmah credit initiative to IPG students.

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