Scam Prevention Using Twitter

Okay, I just read the email sent by Exabytes not long ago regarding a stolen merchandise. Initially, I thought it was a marketing ploy but soon enough I learnt one of their staff in Penang lost his/her Apple MacBook at a cafe.

I’m publishing this article not only asking Malaysia Apple users and enthusiasts to beware the sale of a stolen Apple MacBook (model and serial at end of article), but to share how Twitter can be used as a platform to possibly  prevent more (possible) scams.

Let’s take the stolen Apple MacBook as a case study right now. Right after I read the email, I automatically thought of sharing this with my Twitter followers. By that time, some of my friends already requested their followers to tell their friends via Twitter.

scam prevention using twitter

This is clearly one of the strengths of not only social media marketing but the effectiveness Twitter has for campaigns to generate awareness and improve the community.

Too bad the Malaysia version of Twitter; PacMee, seems to be rather quiet now. Otherwise, we’d be able to generate a much larger awareness targeted at Malaysians right now.

If you have Twitter or PacMee, please alert your friends or fans of Apple about the stolen white Apple MacBook with:

Part No. MB061ZP/A

Serial No. W8730S60YA2

Especially in places like Low Yat forums, Lelong, eBay, Mudah and other online trading websites.

Show The Malaysia Trishaw Becaman Support

Just like the bearded man who lifts heavy objects for charity, we now have our own local charity stint as well. Meet Frankie Tan; trishaw (beca) man. While there isn’t personal information about Frankie like his age and where he hails from, the ‘cuti-cuti’ Malaysia mission he’s undertaken is traveling from Melaka to Penang and back – on his trishaw!

frankie tan trishaw beca man

Frankie has made the statement what he’s doing isn’t for personal gain but to promote Melaka and Penang as world heritage cities. In addition, any monetary support or form of charitable support will be donated to the charitable organisations below:

I’d personally donate to the National Council for the Blind. They’ve helped create awareness about website accessibility through a previous conference.  Anyway, you can follow Frankie’s travel journal and photo documentary he’ll be calling; United Faces of Malaysia, the trishawman website.