A teacher claimed that she had lost her late husband’s pension money, amounting RM233,480 to a Macau scam syndicate.
Pahang Police Chief, Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf, said the 55-year-old victim from Maran, Pahang said to have been contacted by the suspect posing as a delivery company representative on Friday (13 January).
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He said the scammers called the victim claiming to be officers investigating a case which involves ‘delivery of prohibited goods and money laundering.’
“She was later called by another person claiming to be a police officer and requested the victim’s banking information, presumably for an investigation.”
Ramli added that the victim didn’t realize that she had been scammed until she looked at her bank account and discovered 16 online transactions had been made without her knowledge.
The victim then reported the incident to the Maran district police headquarters last Wednesday (25 January).
In response to calls from unknown callers posing as officials, Ramli advises Malaysians to not panic. He also asked everyone to refrain from sharing personal and banking information with people you don’t know.
Take note, guys! And stay safe!