ADDITIONAL MEASURES BY BNM TO ASSIST SMEs AFFECTED BY COVID-19 – SMEs TO BE MORE VIGILANT OF SCAMS
Please be aware of latest scam involving third party offering a service to facilitate in loan application and securing financing of Special Relief Facility (SRF) and other funds announced by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).
The scam syndicates’ latest modus operandi includes impersonating bank officers and/or bank representatives to engage the victims via email, phone calls, short messages (SMS) and/or social messaging platforms such WhatsApp, Facebook or other online messenger services.
BNM and financial institutions do not appoint nor engage third parties or agents to assist for securing loans/financings. SMEs seeking financing are advised to contact their banks directly or access www.imSME.com.my to apply for financing.
Please find attached, the following information:
- Press Release statement on BNM’s Measures to Assist SMEs Affected by COVID-19
- Infographic on BNM’s Fund for SMEs (as per downloadable link below)
Today, the Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) also issued a joint Press Release on the above matter. Please also refer to https://www.abm.org.my/media-room/press-releases for the releases.
Members can refer to www.bnm.gov.my for more information.
Download MBAM Circular click here
Download Infographic on BNM’s Fund for SMEs (Malay) click here
Download Infographic on BNM’s Fund for SMEs (English) click here