KUANTAN: A female supervisor of an entertainment centre in Bentong suffered a loss of RM71,600 after receiving a phone call from a man masquerading as a bank officer on Saturday. Pahang Commercial Criminal Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the man alleged that the victim, 35, had made a loan of RM50,000.
The victim who denied the matter was then linked to a ‘policeman’ in Perak who mentioned the possibility of the victim’s details being misused which could lead her to being jailed. “The call was then transferred to another man who claimed to be a police officer who said that the personal account of the victim would be frozen and asked her to transfer all the money to another account,” he told reporters here yesterday.
The woman then made several transfers until yesterday involving a sum of RM71,600. He said the woman realised that she had been deceived after the suspect changed his mobile phone picture profile at 12.30 pm yesterday and she lodged a police report at the Bentong District Police Headquarters on the same day.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, an assistant manager of a government- linked company, aged 26, lost RM43,843 after being deceived via a phone call from a man who passed himself off as a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officer on Monday. The suspect claimed that the victim’s personal information had been used in Sabah in corruption cases.
“The call was then connected to a man masquerading as a Bukit Aman police officer who claimed that the victim was also wanted for money laundering and drug abuse,” he said.
He said the man (the victim) was asked to make a payment if he wanted to settle the case and had made several transfer transactions involving a sum of RM43,843 before he realised he was being deceived and subsequently lodged a police report at the Maran IPD.- Bernama