By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, July 26: A man who had allegedly fallen victim to fraud sought help from the Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) to help him follow up with the police on the outcome of the case’s investigation.
SUPP PCB chief Wilfred Yap said the man had already lodged two police reports after he had discovered RM38,428.62 worth of unauthorised/fraudulent online banking transactions were made from two of his accounts.
“The victim had informed that he has yet to receive any positive response and reply from the police on the outcome of their investigations.
“The individual concerned also informed that he had also lodged a formal complaint with the branch of the two local banks but the two local banks had yet to give him a satisfactory response on the outcome of their investigation,” he said in a statement today.
Yap further said that the individual decided to seek help and advice from the SUPP PCB after reading in the newspapers about the Bureau offering assistance to the public on all types of problems.
“The individual wanted assistance from SUPP PCB to request information from the police on the outcome of their investigation and the subsequent action that the police will take. The individual also wanted assistance from SUPP PCB to help him monitor the handling of the case by the police.
“SUPP PCB has now brought the matter up for the attention of the State Commissioner of Police, Datuk Aidi Ismail, and have requested for a thorough investigation on the complaints of the individual and also requested for a reply on the outcome of their investigation,” he added.
At the same time, Yap advised the public to use only trusted secured wireless networks when completing their financial transactions and understand all personal information shared online can be used by fraudsters to commit online fraud.
Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP Public Complaint’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go direct to SUPP Head Office to request for assistance. — DayakDaily