Cruel April Fool’s Day for teacher scammed of RM60,000

Scam alert. — file pic // Photo: Pixabay

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SIBU, April 2: A teacher fell victim to a scammer who cheated him of RM60,000 yesterday.

Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit disclosed that the 45-year complainant was at his home in Jalan Ulu Sungai Merah when a man call him up yesterday morning.

The suspect identified himself as a staff of TM Point Malaysia and told the complainant that his Unifi Internet line has been used by someone called Ong for money laundering activity.

Upon hearing this, the complainant panicked.

The line was subsequently transferred to a so-called police officer, “ACP Poh Han Siong” purportedly from Bukit Aman who asked the complainant to transfer all his monies to two account numbers provided for Bukit Aman to investigate.

Stanley revealed the complainant consented and made seven transfers from his savings account totalling RM60,000 to the two separate account numbers.

The complainant realised that he had been scammed when the suspect could not longer be contacted after the transfers.

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