Retired civil servant loses over RM 1 million in Macau scam
MUAR: A senior here lost over RM1 million after falling prey to a scam in Macau.
OCPD Acting Superintendent Muhammad Aidil Roneh Abdullah of Muar said the 74-year-old retired civil servant received a call from an unknown person claiming to be a postal service officer.
“The suspect told the victim that a package arrived in his name containing MyKad, a bank card and a checkbook belonging to another individual, which is against the law.
“The suspect then connected the call to another line where another suspect introduced himself as a police officer.
“The suspect then scared the victim by telling her that she was involved in fraud and illegal activities.
“He was then told to provide details of his two bank accounts, including online access to those accounts, for audit purposes,” he said in a statement here on Saturday August 20.
He added that the victim was also ordered to transfer his savings and money to the two accounts revealed to them.
On Thursday August 18, the victim checked the two accounts and discovered that a total of RM1.34 million was missing, Superintendent Muhammad Aidil said.
“It was then that she realized she had been scammed. She then filed a police report on Friday (August 19).
“Initial investigations revealed that the figures used by the suspects were reported for other cases this year,” he said.
Superintendent Muhammad Aidil urged the public to be careful and not easily trust those who call them.
He also asked the public to use online services provided by the Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) such as “Semak Mule”, CCID Scam Response Centre, CCID hotline and its Facebook page to receive information regarding commercial crimes.