51-year-old woman duped by scammers pretending to be police

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KUCHING: A 51-year-old woman who manages a palm oil plantation in Sibu was made RM29,550 poorer when she was duped by scammers who were pretending to be the police.

Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) head Supt Mustafa Kamal Gani Abdullah said the victim received a call from a man on Oct 30 enquiring her as to why her husband was not present at the Melaka court.

The victim denied her husband’s wrongdoing as they did not receive any letter from the Melaka court.

“The call was then transferred to a police station in Melaka when she was told that her husband is involved in drug peddling activities, producing counterfeit money and has an outstanding credit card,” said Mustafa today.

The victim was then told by the suspect to transfer her savings to three separate bank accounts for “safekeeping” by Bank Negara Malaysia.

Besides the 51 year old victim, two other individuals in Kuching also lodged a police report on Nov 20 after they were scammed RM6,500 by a Parcel Scam and another RM1,000 by the Macau Scam.

“Only one report was received in Miri where a 21-year-old female cashier managed to evade from being scammed,” he added.

According to him, the female cahier received a call from the Selangor court demanding her to pay RM450 for a car rental service.

However, the female cashier did not incur any losses as she did not pay for the amount demanded.

Source: http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/11/21/51-year-old-woman-duped-by-scammers-pretending-to-be-police/