Malicious Sites with Android Malware Using PETRONAS Name | Penggunaan Nama PETRONAS di Laman-laman Sesawang yang Mengandungi Perisian Perosak
29 · September · 2022
We have been made aware of deceptive sites hosting Android malware purportedly selling PETRONAS merchandise.
These sites would offer bogus deals such as an “All-Inclusive Car Service Package,” whereby victims would have to click on a booking link that downloads a malicious app into their mobile devices for them to receive the deals. By installing the app and making a payment for their purchases, the scammer will capture and steal the victims’ online credentials, credit card information as well as take over SMS functionality for one-time PINS (OTPs).
Some of these deceptive sites are listed as below.
PETRONAS dan mana-mana anak syarikat dalam Kumpulan Syarikat kami tidak pernah memberi kelulusan kepada laman-laman sesawang ini untuk menjual barangan dagangan PETRONAS dan kami menasihati orang ramai agar tidak berinteraksi dengan laman-laman sesawang yang tersenarai di atas.
Pihak kami juga telah melaporkan kepada pihak berkuasa berkenaan isu ini.
PETRONAS has been made aware of unauthorised individuals or organisations falsely using PETRONAS name and logo in emails that are currently in circulation in an attempt to attract and scam interested job seekers or members of the public by soliciting up-front fees for application of immigration documents such as visa or work permit for expatriate posting within PETRONAS Group-wide.
We wish to stress that PETRONAS has not authorised such e-mail-based recruitment and would NEVER request money transfers or payment of any kind from applicants for recruitment or other purposes. We also urge the public to be vigilant and not to respond to such fraudulent emails.
Email communication on recruitment from PETRONAS, if any, would be sent by PETRONAS officials using only e-mail domains of @petronas.com. Those who wish to seek employment opportunities with PETRONAS are advised to visit our Careers portal on our website.
Scam Online Questionnaire Alert | Penipuan Soal Selidik Atas Talian
PETRONAS has been made aware of a scam website post using our Company name and logo that is offering monetary compensation for answering a "PETRONAS Government subsidies!" questionnaire.
We wish to inform that neither PETRONAS nor any of our subsidiaries within the Group of Companies are involved in this "survey", and we appeal to the public not to respond or take part.
PETRONAS has lodged a report with the authorities on this matter.
PETRONAS telah dimaklumkan mengenai penggunaan nama dan logo syarikat tanpa kebenaran di laman sesawang yg menawarkan pulangan wang bagi menjawab soal selidik "PETRONAS Government subsidies!".
PETRONAS dan mana-mana anak syarikat dalam Kumpulan Syarikat kami tidak pernah terlibat dalam soal selidik dari laman web ini, dan kami merayu kepada orang ramai agar tidak terlibat atau memberikan maklum balas.
PETRONAS telah membuat laporan kepada pihak berkuasa berkenaan isu ini.
We have been made aware of a letter on a fake PETRONAS letterhead bearing forged signatures of PETRONAS leaders being circulated to companies requesting them to place an advertisement in "Forbes Industrial” magazine, purportedly in conjunction with an editorial feature on PETRONAS.
We wish to inform that neither PETRONAS nor any of its subsidiaries within the Group of Companies has authorised such a letter or any other advertising solicitation and appeal to recipients of the letter not to respond to it.
It has come to our attention that an individual alleging to be an employee and consultant of PETRONAS in China had organised business meetings under the names “PETRONAS Specialty Chemical” or “Industry Park investment project”.
We wish to alert members of the public that this is a scam, and the individual does not represent PETRONAS’ interests whether as an employee or a consultant. Relevant authorities have been informed of this matter and investigations are currently ongoing.
Please be informed that PETRONAS’ official corporate and business information in China is published only via the following official platforms:
• Official website: https://www.petronas.com/
• WeChat Official Account: 马石油
Meanwhile, PETRONAS’ authorised employees only conduct official written business communication via our enterprise email with the domain name “@petronas.com” or @petronas.com.my”.
Should you need verification on any information received about PETRONAS, please kindly contact our personnel:
Name: Shirley Zhou
Phone number: +86 (10) 65974188-8031
PETRONAS has been made aware of the circulation of a fraudulent letter and a supporting document purportedly from our management advising the next-of-kin recipient(s) to pay a certain amount of money to PETRONAS for damages caused by their late relative(s) while performing work for PETRONAS.
The damage compensation must be paid before PETRONAS could release to the next-of-kin the “contract funds” owed to the late relative(s).
PETRONAS would like to inform that this is another form of scam by irresponsible individual(s) and advise members of the public not to respond to the documents.
PETRONAS has communicated with the authorities on this matter.
Unauthorised Use of Company's Logo and Mention of PETRONAS
PETRONAS has been made aware of unauthorised use of our Company’s logo as well as a mention of our Company in a video of an allegedly former PETRONAS staff who benefitted from what could appear to be a gambling scheme.
We wish to alert members of the public the content of the video is false, untrue and completely baseless. It is probably a scam devised by unscrupulous individuals or parties.
We appeal to the public not to respond to this scam on WhatsApp or possibly other social media platforms and wish to stress that the claims made in the video are fraudulent and was maliciously published.
In addition, neither PETRONAS nor any of our subsidiaries within the Group of Companies, are involved or associated in any way, with the circulated content.
PETRONAS is also communicating with the relevant authorities on this matter.
Fraudulent Online News Report of Bitcoin Investment Involving PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad's MD/CEO
It has come to our attention of an online news report fraudulently associating PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) MD/CEO, Datuk Sazali Hamzah in an investment scheme via an automated bitcoin trading platform.
We wish to alert members of the public of this fraudulent claim.
PETRONAS, its subsidiaries and personnel are not involved or associated in any way with the investment scheme and relevant authorities have been informed.
PETRONAS may be reached via the email address below for any relevant reporting firstname.lastname@example.org.
It has come to our attention that an email purporting to be from PETRONAS mail is in circulation, requesting for quotations on one of PETRONAS projects. Please note that no such request has been made by PETRONAS.
Our investigation confirms that the email is spoofed and its attachment contains miscellaneous file. Email spoofing is the forgery of an email header or address so that the email appears to have originated from someone or somewhere other than the actual source.
As a precaution, we urge that you DO NOT respond to the email, click on any links, or open any attachments contained within the email.
Misrepresentation Relating to Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC)
PETRONAS has been made aware of unauthorized individuals or organisations falsely using the PETRONAS and PRPC Utilities and Facilities Sdn Bhd’s (“PRPC UF”) name and letterhead in relation to the construction of an Integrated Healthcare Facilities (“IHF”) and Temporary Workers Accommodation (“TWA”) in PIC.
PETRONAS and its group of companies would like to alert members of the public that they are not undertaking the construction of or any new TWA in PIC. We further wish to inform that we do not appoint third party individuals, companies, organisations or firms as representative(s) or agents or middlemen to represent, act, negotiate or conduct on our behalf in any business dealings or contracts related to any of our projects in PIC and Pengerang, Johor.
All enquiries and complaints relating to this matter, including representations made by third parties in relation to PIC, RAPID or any PETRONAS and its group of companies’ related projects in Pengerang, Johor can be directed to PETRONAS via +607 8171 194 or +607 8171 14 (8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Mondays to Fridays) or email email@example.com.
PETRONAS wishes to alert members of the public that the e-mail communications on "PETRONAS Secured Online Promotion" currently circulating on the Internet is a scam devised by unscrupulous individual or parties.
The scam e-mail also contains details of a claims agent to be contacted for assistance and disbursement of the alleged prize.
PETRONAS wishes to inform that neither PETRONAS nor any subsidiary within its Group of Companies in any of the countries we operate in has conducted or authorised such prize redemption schemes and appeals to the public not to respond to the email.
Only trust emails by official PETRONAS personnel using e-mail domains of @petronas.com.my.
This advice also extends to all e-mail or short message service (SMS) communications using PETRONAS' name in other prize redemption schemes, lucky draws or contests.
PETRONAS has communicated with the authorities on this matter.
PETRONAS has been made aware of attempts by a number of parties that have taken upon themselves to independently produce commemorative publications to celebrate PETRONAS' anniversary. These parties are seeking sponsorship to fund the production of such publications and are primarily targeting oil and gas companies, many of which PETRONAS frequently engages with.
We wish to inform that neither PETRONAS nor any of our subsidiaries within the Group of Companies, has authorised or endorsed any such publication and would like to appeal to the public not to respond to it.
Misrepresentation Relating to PETRONAS' Joint Venture Company with Saudi Aramco
PETRONAS has been made aware of irresponsible acts of certain parties misrepresenting its business set up and passing off as the joint venture company between PETRONAS and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and soliciting business proposals and payment of deposit(s).
Please be advised that PETRONAS DOES NOT directly or through its subsidiaries or associate companies, appoint third party individuals or companies or firms as representative(s) or agents or middlemen to represent or act or negotiate or conduct on behalf any business dealings or contracts related to our joint ventures with Saudi Aramco in Pengerang, Johor.
All advertisements, invitation to participate in business dealings or contracts will be carried through the joint venture companies, namely Pengerang Refining Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Refining) and Pengerang Petrochemical Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Petrochemical), collectively known as "PRefChem".
All enquiries or complaints relating this matter, including representations made by third parties in relation to Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) or any PETRONAS related projects in Pengerang Johor, can be directed to PETRONAS at +607-8171 194 / 07-8171 134 (8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PETRONAS has been made aware of the unauthorised use of our Company’s as well as the President and Group Chief Executive Officer’s names in the promotion of tech investment platforms on the Internet. Some of these investments are called ‘Bitcoin Loophole’ and ‘Crypto Revolt’; among others with the latest one called 'Bitcoin Era'.
We wish to alert members of the public that this is an ongoing scam devised by unscrupulous individuals or parties.
We appeal to the public not to respond to this scam and wish to stress that neither PETRONAS nor any of our subsidiaries within the Group of Companies, are involved or associated in any way, with this website and its content.
PETRONAS is not involved or associated in any way with any cryptocurrency or block-chain technology platform and will not invite members of the public to invest in the same.
PETRONAS has communicated with the authorities on this matter.
DISCLAIMER: PETRONAS shall not be responsible for the content of any information nor shall it be liable for any conclusion, loss or damage of any nature whatsoever suffered or may be suffered by any part or members of the public arising from or as a result of reliance on or usage of any information relating to prize redemption schemes, lucky draws or contests, and recruitment in PETRONAS from portals, websites or e-mail domains which are not authorised by PETRONAS.
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