Retiree loses RM264,950 in Macau scam

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SIBU, July 5: Naivety caused a retiree to lost RM264,950 in a Macau scam.

Sibu district police chief, ACP Zuklipli Suhaili said that about 12.30pm on May 29, the 59-year-old victim was at home in Jalan Rose when she received a call from an “officer”, who said that he was from the Kuala Lumpur Post office.

“She was tricked into believing that there was a parcel for her. The line was then connected to a police officer in Sabah. She was told that there is a drug case against her,” he said.

Fearing that she might be arrested, the victim complied with the order of the suspect which was to make payments to four account numbers.

She was told that her money would be returned to her once investigation of the so-called drug case was completed.

“She paid a total of RM264,950 in 16 transactions to four account numbers given by the suspect,” he added.

After making the payment, she asked the suspect on the status of her case. But she was instead scolded by them.

“She felt suspicious and came forward to lodge a police report, where she realised that she had been scammed,” said ACP Zukipli. — DayakDaily