Kota Samarahan homemaker loses RM100,000 to fake MCMC, police threat call scam

Dato Mancha Ata

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 23: A homemaker, in her 50s, from Kota Samarahan fell victim to a phone scam, losing RM100,000 after succumbing to pressure from a threatening caller who claimed she was involved in money laundering and cheating cases.

Sarawak Commissioner of Police Dato Mancha Ata disclosed that the incident began with the victim receiving a call from an unidentified number, purportedly from the Malaysia Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), alleging 15 complaints against her for cheating.

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“The call was then transferred to another individual posing as a police officer from Perlis and Bukit Aman headquarters. This impersonator instructed the woman to file reports online against the alleged complaints.

“Furthermore, the suspect falsely accused her of involvement in various criminal activities, including money laundering and aiding a wanted criminal,” he said in a statement today.

Under duress, the victim withdrew all her savings as instructed and made 14 monetary transactions to six different bank accounts between mid-April and mid-May of this year.

It was only after transferring RM100,000 of her savings that she realised she had been deceived.

The victim even followed instructions to dispose of several banking transaction receipts and keep the calls and transactions confidential. — DayakDaily

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