Alert: Beware of

Alert: Beware of

SMS Scam Purporting to be from Maxis

As directed by MCMC, person-to-person SMS with URL link will be blocked effective 2 May 2023.

SMS with URL link will be blocked effective 2 May 2023.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Blocking of URL in SMS

  • In order to prevent individuals from becoming online scam scams, the Malaysia Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued a directive to all telcos on 14 February 2023 to block sending and receiving of short messaging service (SMS) from local, international mobile numbers and applications containing below contents:

    • URL link and any clickable link e.g. shorten URL; shorten URL;
    • Request for user’s personal information e.g name, IC number, account number and
    • Mobile and fixed line number

    Blockings were implemented in stages, started from 2 May 2023 for SMS between individuals and applications such as Enterprise SMS service and Maxis IoT SIM from 2 July 2023.

    Exemption given by MCMC to relevant essential services businesses to include URL or personal information for convenience of user. However, this exemption will end on 31 Aug 2024.

  • Any hyperlink (URL), request for personal information such as name, IC number and account number and fixed or mobile number are not allowed in the SMS content.

  • No. You will not be charged if the SMS is blocked.

  • You may still share the link via social apps or instant messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook messenger and WeChat and etc.

    Please be reminded, do not click on any links sent from unknown senders and to only login to your eWallet or online banking account via the official URL and mobile app. Do share this with your loved ones.

  • The blocking of disallowed content in SMS is being done in phrases, it starts with SMS between individual, blocking of URL in SMS sent by business via short codes such as 6XXXX, 2XXXX and 1XXXX will be from effective 2 July 2023. Please refer to FAQ in Maxis Business website.

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