KUANTAN (Bernama): A 60-year-old farmer in Pahang was cheated of RM72,000 by a Macau Scam syndicate which deceived him into believing that he was implicated in drugs and money laundering.
Pahang Commercial CID chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said that on April 24, the farmer received a call from a woman, who claimed to be a police officer from the Penang police contingent headquarters.
The woman asked whether the victim knew a man named Wong.
"The victim denied knowing the man but was still told that his name had been implicated in drugs and money laundering,” Supt Mohd Wazir told reporters here Thursday (May 9).
He said the woman instructed the farmer to deposit money into one account, purportedly for verifying if it was dirty money, and the farmer did as told.
The farmer realised that he had been cheated when he could not contact the woman.
He lodged a report at the Bentong district police headquarters on Wednesday (May 8) and police are investigating the case under Section 420 of the Penal Code. - Bernama