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Teacher loses RM120,000 in Macau scam

Last Update: 15/09/2019

KUANTAN, Sept 15  -- A female teacher claimed to have lost RM120,000 in a Macau syndicate scam which duped her into believing she was involved in an investigation over drugs and money laundering.

Pahang Commercial Crime Investigations Department Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 50-year-old victim had received a phone call from a man who claimed to be a representative from the Kuala Terengganu District Court, at 9.30 am on Thursday.

The suspect allegedly said the victim had an outstanding credit card debt of RM13,600.10 before 'transferring' the call to the police.

"The complainant claimed to have panicked when informed that she was involved in drugs and money laundering activities, and that the money in her account would be frozen until the end of the investigation.

"The victim claimed to have been ordered to transfer money into the account provided by the suspect, for fear of losing her savings," he told reporters here today.

Mohd Wazir said the victim made a withdrawal from a bank near her workplace in Rompin, near here, and proceeded to deposit the money into the suspect's account the same day.

However, after a few days, the victim realised she had been cheated, and filed a report at the Rompin District Police Headquarters yesterday.




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