Scammers are very good at what they do, and they can be very good at convincing you that they are who they say they are.
So, please be careful, guys!
Photo via New Straits Times
Recently, a 60-year-old woman lost RM1.30 million after she was tricked into providing her personal information on seven of her bank accounts to a scammer who pretended to be a bank officer!
According to BERNAMA, the Petaling Jaya District police chief, ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamis said that the woman, who is a pensioner of a private company, received the call from an individual who claimed to be a representative from Bank Negara.
The “bank officer” told the victim that her credit card had been used to purchase bitcoins on a social media website, which the victim denied in performing such transactions and had given her personal details to the caller.
In a statement, he said: “On May 10th, the victim made an inquiry with Bank Negara and was informed that the call she received was fake.”
He also said that this syndicate, also known as a Macau Scam often targets senior citizens who lack knowledge and exposure to today’s cybercrime.
Alamak, that is so bad!
Guys, if you want to know more about Macau Scams, check out our video here:
What Is A Macau Scam?
The Macau Scam has been a major criminal concern in Malaysia of late, with victims losing millions to these syndicates. So, what exactly is a Macau Scam?
Posted by SYOK.my on Thursday, October 15, 2020
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat