Retiree loses RM67,000 to police impersonator
Last Update: 25/08/2019
KUANTAN, Aug 25 -- A 69-year-old woman was conned of RM67,000 by a man impersonating a police officer who threatened her with arrest for being allegedly involved in gambling and money-laundering activities.
Pahang commercial crime investigation department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the woman, who had retired from a transport company, claimed that on Monday one ‘Insp Yong’ from Kuala Lumpur called her to warn that a court order had been issued against her.
"The suspect then passed the call to his two so-called colleagues who told the woman she could be jailed for the offences.
“When the call was transferred back to Insp Yong, he ordered the woman to transfer her savings to another account, purportedly for investigation by Bank Negara, promising that the money would be returned to her in one week,” he told reporters here today.
Mohd Wazir said the woman made several cash transfers to the account and only realised that she had been cheated when she related the story to her son yesterday.
She subsequently lodged a report at the Temerloh district police headquarters here.