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SIBU, Sept 23: A 62-year old woman was cheated of RM10,000 in a Unifi bill scam yesterday.
Sibu district police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the victim who is a retired staff of Sibu Hospital, had at about 9.30am received a call on her house phone from a man who identified himself as Zulfifli Mohd Ali from Telekom Malaysia headquarters.
“The suspect told her that she had arrears of RM1,188 from her Unifi bill and that her line had been used for gambling,” he said.
The line was then transferred to one Sergeant Shahrul of Negeri Sembilan police station who told her that her bank account had been used by one Jimmy Wong for 1MDB money laundering activity.
“After that the line was again connected to another person, one Insp Redzuan who informed her that if she wanted to settle all these problems she had to pay RM10,000 to the National Audit Department. It was also to ensure that her money in her account were not involved in any money laundering activity,” said Stanley.
Hearing this, the victim panicked and drove to town to transfer RM10,000 in three transactions to an account number provided by the suspect.
Stanley said the victim only realised that she had been conned by the suspects after her son’s fiance told her of the scam.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating. — DayakDaily