700 over-the-phone cheating cases involving RM21m reported

KUALA LUMPUR: A total 694 cheating cases over the telephone, or Macau scam, involving losses of RM21.4 million were reported in the last eight months, said Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

He said most victims fell for the calls as the callers pretended to be bank officers, police officers, court officials or officers from debt collecting companies.

He said the syndicates had special methods to falsify their telephone numbers.

“The victims were told that the conversations were recorded and disallowed them from informing others,” he said in a statement today.

Acryl Sani said the victims were then told they had debts or outstanding payments that they should pay promptly. – Bernama