Civil servant loses RM468,000 to Macau scam

BATU PAHAT: A female civil servant claimed to have lost RM468,000 after falling victim to a Macau scam.

Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Ismail Dollah said the woman, aged 38, claimed a “police officer” from the Sabah police contingent contacted her on Aug 4 this year and told her that she was involved in money laundering and offered to help her.

The woman was then told to deposit RM70,000 into a given account, and also to provide (to the police officer) her online banking information, all of which the woman did as told, he said in a statement on Friday (Oct 7).

He said the woman only realised she had been cheated after finding RM398,000 in her bank account had been transferred online without her knowledge and lodged a police report.

Source: The Star


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