MIRI: It has happened yet again. This time a housewife has told police that she was fleeced out of RM5,900 after she fell for a Macau scam.
The 23-year-old from Kampung Batu 1 said she received a call from someone posing as a police officer from IPD Kuantan, Pahang early this month, claiming a company registered under her name owed arrears in taxes amounting RM36,600.90 to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).
She was then connected to another caller disguised as a Bank Negara officer.
Initially, the housewife stood her ground and denied any wrongdoing but eventually gave all of her banking details to the suspects, only to realise she had been cheated when she found her money had been transferred to a third party bank account.
She then lodged a police report.