Hi. I don’t know if any of you have received any GST scam calls lately? The calls are from a “customs department” based in Kedah. I received the same call 3 times last week. I spoke to three different “officers” who all asked for my IC. I scolded them on all 3 occasions and said that if they have no record of who I am, why did they call me in the first place. On the last call, I asked for the woman “officer” for her IC and she promptly put down the phone.

Do note that the GST phone call is a scam and as such please do not give your details to the caller.

However, the reason why I am putting up this posting is that I found out that the real Customs Department knew about this scam problem in December 2017. They even put up the posting on 20th December 2017 on their website, stating that many have been scammed for thousands of ringgit .

Today is 29th January 2018, that is almost 40 days after the Customs’ posting. Why are these scammers still operating? Why can’t the Customs/Police track and arrest these scammers?