Female account assistant loses RM16,800 in TAC scam

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SIBU, Dec 1: A female account assistant lost RM16,800 after she was duped by scammers into revealing her bank account particulars.

Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit, said on Nov 30, the complainant received a call from a person who identified himself as a police officer from Melaka.

“The officer told the complainant that her name was among those being blacklisted for credit card debt,” he said.

Stanley said the complainant, out of fear, gave her banking and personal particular to the “officer”.

She was also told to submit her photograph.

“After giving the TAC (Transaction Authorisation Code), she found two withdrawals were made from her account of RM10,000 and RM6,800,” he said.

It was only then that she found out she had been cheated by the “officer”.

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