Accounts clerk loses RM101,000 in Macau Scam

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SIBU: An accounts clerk lost RM101,000 after falling victim to a Macau Scam. 

District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the 37-year-old victim received a call at 8 am from a man who introduced himself as a Telekom officer.

“The alleged officer called on May 18 to inform the victim that she had phone bill arrears amounting to RM537.45 via the number 09-5136911 from Kuantan, Pahang.

“During the conversation, the victim’s line was then suddenly connected to a man claiming to be a policeman named Sergeant Johari. The man told the victim she was also involved in money laundering activities,” said Stanley. 

The victim later received another call from a man introduced as Sergeant Albert Lai who informed her that his party would investigate the allegations made against her.

Shortly after, she received a text message from a Mr Ling via the number 017-8564127, stating that he had sent a letter of arrest and freezing of assets in her name.

“After that, it was followed by a notice from the National Audit Department. The victim was asked to make a payment of RM12,800 to enable them to conduct an investigation,” Stanley said.

From the intimidations and the alleged accusations, the victim was asked to make payments to several bank accounts. 

The victim did as was told to, and made six transactions amounting to RM101,000 to different bank accounts.

Stanley said the victim lodged a police report on Saturday (May 22) after realising that she had been deceived. 

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

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