Teacher fleeced of RM118,000 in Macau scam

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By William Isau

SIBU, Jan 16: A female teacher was conned of RM118,000 in a Macau scam.

Acting Sibu district police chief Supt Dr Collin Babat said at about 10am on October 28 last year, the 58-year-old victim received a call purportedly from an insurance company.

“The suspect told the victim that she had made four insurance claims. But she denied it,” he said.

The call was then purportedly connected to an inspector from “Bukit Aman”, who informed the teacher that she was involved in money laundering involving a sum of RM1.8 million.

“The so-called inspector offered to clear her name. But she was asked to open a bank account and transfer all her money to it,” said Collin.

The teacher did as she was told, transferring RM118,000 to the account between November 15 to December 13.

After that the suspect told her that her name had been cleared and not to reveal the matter to anyone.

On January 1, the teacher told her husband about the matter and realised that she had been cheated. — DayakDaily