Housewife duped almost RM50,000 in Macau scam

11 Oct 2019 / 14:41 H.

PORT DICKSON: A housewife lost nearly RM50,000 after being deceived by a Macau scam syndicate which claimed that her name and identity card were used to obtain a credit card from a bank.

She was also told that the card had been used for RM7,000 worth of purchases which was denied by the victim before she was connected to an individual who claimed to be a policeman.

Port Dickson district police chief Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said the victim was then asked to submit details of her account and the amount of money in her account for the purpose of investigation pertaining to the victim’s involvement in any criminal case.

“The victim was later asked to go to a bank in Port Dickson where she was given three set of numbers to enter and the victim realised that she had been deceived after receiving a receipt of money transfer totalling RM49,999.87 from her account to an unidentified account,” he said at a press conference, here today.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code. - Bernama

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