SIBU: A woman lost RM80,000 in a credit card scam here, on Tuesday (Sept 15).

Sibu district police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan said the 43-year-vehicle spare parts dealer was contacted by a suspect informing her that she had an overdue payment amounting RM7,500.

“The suspect offered her to check and solve the matter, and convinced her to provide him with her debit card number to effect payment.

“However, when she checked her account later that day, she was shocked to realise RM80,000 had been transferred to two unknown CIMB account holders.

“The victim then realised that she had been conned and lodged a police report,” Stanley said.

The case has been classified as cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code.