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Published: Friday April 20, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday May 26, 2013 MYT 2:42:57 AM

‘Bukit Aman’ scam still on

KUALA LUMPUR: The bust at the headquarters of a multi-billion ringgit scamming syndicate in Kajang Country Heights was only the tip of the iceberg. Currently, conmen operating the “Bukit Aman Scam” are using advanced technology that matched the contact number displayed on the receiver's handphone screen with that of the Bukit Aman police headquarters.

“The victims would receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a police officer named Inspector Foo, who would say the victim was wanted by the Hong Kong police for involvement in money laundering activities.

“The victim would then be asked to contact the Hong Kong police headquarters immediately,” MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said yesterday.

After contacting the number given by “Bukit Aman”, the victim would be asked to deposit a certain amount of money into a bank account to clear their names.

Chong advised members of the public to personally speak with the Bukit Aman police to verify the matter if they received such calls.

The number used to make the call was +601112899194.

He advised banks to educate their customers on credit card syndicates and also the public to refrain from providing too much information to suspicious callers.

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