Pensioner in Penang loses virtually RM50,000 to Macau rip-off syndicate
KEPALA BATAS, Oct 3 — A retired civil servant in her 70s misplaced RM49,490 to a Macau rip-off syndicate here lately.
Seberang Perai Utara district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor talked about the girl had received a name from a man claiming to be working at a submit place of job in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, who urged her there changed into as soon as a letter below her title which contained eight credit ranking playing cards.
After denying that the playing cards had been hers, the girl changed into as soon as allegedly connected to the Seremban district police headquarters.
“A particular person, who claimed to be a sergeant, urged her she changed into as soon as all in favour of cash laundering and a drug case, and that a suspect, supposedly linked to her, had been detained,” he talked about in assertion here this day.
The victim changed into as soon as requested to cooperate and now not to express any individual about the case. Out of danger, the girl obeyed all his orders, at the side of sending cash to the “police” for security, he added.
The victim made 5 transactions to two accounts and most bright realised that she had been duped after telling her relatives about the incident, he talked about.
In one other case, a 27-300 and sixty five days-venerable sales assistant misplaced RM6,960, also to a Macau rip-off, after she changed into as soon as purported to had been all in favour of cash laundering.
Noorzainy talked about the identical modus operandi because the outdated case changed into as soon as venerable, and the victim changed into as soon as requested to express the TAC number received by her cell cellphone to the suspect.
Both victims lodged a police portray the day before this day and the instances are being investigated below Fragment 420 of the Penal Code for dishonest. — Bernama