Retiree loses RM230k to scammers

JOHOR BARU: A senior citizen has lost more than RM200,000 to a Macau scam syndicate.

It is learnt that the victim, a 60-year-old retiree from Segamat, received a call from someone on Dec 19 before she transferred her money in stages to the syndicate until Dec 27.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the victim lodged a police report on Saturday after paying the syndicate RM230,000.

“She received a call from a person claiming to be an officer with Pos Malaysia Bhd.

“The officer informed the victim that she has debts with the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), and that the Putrajaya Federal Court has issued a warrant of arrest against her as well as a move to freeze her assets,” he said.

Courts Crime , Macau scam