KL Traffic police warn of phone scam


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 27 Jul 2017

PETALING JAYA: City traffic police are urging the public to be wary of a phone scam that has been making its rounds lately.

Traffic police chief Asst Comm Mohd Nadzri Hussain (pic) said fake calls purportedly made by the (Kuala Lumpur) Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department would ask recipients to report themselves to the police station over claims of being implicated in a road accident.

Following that, the suspects would instruct the victim to bank in the money to settle the case.

"The department will never phone any individual or request that they present themselves for road accident cases unless the complaint was made personally by the parties involved," said ACP Mohd Nadzri in a statement on Thursday.

He said that the investigative officer will only contact involved individuals should there be no reports from the second party within 24 hours.

"The department has never charged any fee to 'solve accidents'.

"Don't ever send money," advised ACP Mohd Nadzri.

He urged those contacted by the scammers to first verify with traffic police.

He also urged victims to head to their nearest police station to report the matter, should they receive such calls.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Selangor AKM tour kicks off Aug 19
Najib discharges ZIST defence team in final SRC appeal
Najib's final SRC appeal: Prosecution to continue with oral submission
Man injured, four houses razed in fire
Covid-19 Watch: 4,071 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 62.5pc
Money for nothing at eateries
Eateries cashing in on S’porean visitors
No price hike in Perak coffee shops expected
False claim in LCS purchase
Move to woo more investors at NCER

Others Also Read