Pensioner in Penang loses nearly RM50,000 to Macau rip-off syndicate

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Pensioner in Penang loses nearly RM50,000 to Macau rip-off syndicate

Pensioner in Penang loses nearly RM50,000 to Macau rip-off syndicate

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The victim made five transactions to two accounts and only realised that she had been duped after telling her family members about the incident. — AFP pic
The victim made 5 transactions to two accounts and only realised that she had been duped after telling her household members in regards to the incident. — AFP pic

KEPALA BATAS, Oct 3 — A retired civil servant in her 70s misplaced RM49,490 to a Macau rip-off syndicate here recently.Seberang Perai Utara district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor mentioned the girl had got a name from a person claiming to be working at a put up space of enterprise in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, who told her there modified into a letter below her name which contained eight credit playing cards.After denying that the playing cards had been hers, the girl modified into allegedly connected to the Seremban district police headquarters.“A man, who claimed to be a sergeant, told her she modified into concerned in money laundering and a drug case, and that a suspect, supposedly linked to her, had been detained,” he mentioned in assertion here this day.The victim modified into asked to cooperate and no longer to affirm anybody in regards to the case. Out of alarm, the girl obeyed all his orders, including sending money to the “police” for security, he added. The victim made 5 transactions to two accounts and only realised that she had been duped after telling her household members in regards to the incident, he mentioned.In a single other case, a 27-yr-ragged gross sales assistant misplaced RM6,960, additionally to a Macau rip-off, after she modified into presupposed to were concerned in money laundering.Noorzainy mentioned the same modus operandi because the outdated case modified into gentle, and the victim modified into asked to affirm the TAC number got by her cell cell telephone to the suspect.Each and every victims lodged a police document the day long gone by and the circumstances are being investigated below Share 420 of the Penal Code for cheating. — Bernama

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