Scam Alert

This is an important notice on fraudulent communications that have been made to members of the public which are purported to be made on behalf of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).


A. MIDA Recruitment Fraud

There have been recent incidents where organisations and individuals pretend to recruit by representing themselves as MIDA or as being under MIDA's employment. These propositions notify members of the public that their qualifications were found suitable to work as an employee (local or expatriate) for MIDA and to solicit the transfer of significant sums of money as fees for the recruitment process. 

Please note that MIDA do not ask for any money or payments from applicants, at any point in the recruitment process. All individuals who are successful in gaining an offer of employment from MIDA, whether directly or indirectly are always required to go through a formal recruitment process.

All online communication on recruitment from MIDA, if any, would be sent by MIDA officials using only e-mail domains of "@ mida.gov.my". The official website of MIDA is www.mida.gov.my. For those who wish to seek employment with MIDA, please visit www.mida.gov.my/home/career/posts/ for more information or contact MIDA Human Resource Management Division at +603-22632598

Please be informed that the Job Vacancy for the position of DCEO I as advertised on the website of Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/435189651/ is FAKE, a possible scam and is not sanctioned by MIDA. 

MIDA will not be held responsible for any application(s) and / or responses made under the LinkedIn page.


B. Fraudulent MIDA website

MIDA would like to alert the general public that there is a scam website which appears to be a direct copy of MIDA's website. The scam website uses the same design, layout and content from MIDA official website (www.mida.gov.my) but replaces MIDA's name with 'Malaysian Foreign Procurement Agency' (MFPA).

MIDA is not in any way associated and do not have any dealings with the Malaysian Foreign Procurement Agency.

MIDA shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage in connection with the scam website and its contents. MIDA have taken action by reporting to the relevant authorities.


C. Non-Involvement in the Publication 'The Showcase of Malaysian Industries Directory' & 'Malaysian Industries Authoritive Directory'

MIDA wishes to inform the public that it is not in any way associated with or involved in the publication entitled 'The Showcase of Malaysian Industries Directory' and 'Malaysian Industries Authoritive Directory'.

Please contact the Corporate Communications Division, MIDA at 03-2267 3730 when in doubt and need clarification.


D. Scams purporting to come from individuals pretending to be MIDA Officers

MIDA has become aware of scams purporting to come from individuals and/or entities who claim and fraudulently misrepresents to be working for and/or associated with MIDA.

Anyone who receives any letters, emails, calls or text messages purporting to be from these individuals and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam should immediately notify MIDA.

MIDA wishes to advise the public to take the necessary precautions when facing such situation.

Please do not hesitate to contact MIDA at 03-2267 3633 for further clarification.


E. Scams purporting from an individual pretending to be MIDA Personnel

MIDA has become aware of a new scam purporting from an individual named Michelle Anderson who claim and fraudulently misrepresenting herself to be working for MIDA.

We would like to highlight to the public that Michelle Andersonis NOT an employee of MIDA and does not represent MIDA in any way. Thus, anyone who receives letters, emails, calls or text messages from this individual should immediately notify MIDA.

Please do not hesitate to contact MIDA at 03-2267 3633 for further clarification.

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Last Updated : Friday 30th October 2020