MELAKA: A seamstress from rural Melaka lost RM52,000 after falling victim to a Macau Scam syndicate.
Jasin OCPD Deputy Superintendent Arshad Abu said the 45-year-old woman from Sungai Rambai, Jasin, was duped into believing she was involved in an investigation over money-laundering by a man claiming to be a police officer, and another man claiming to be postal staff.
He said the victim was asked to deposit the sum into two bank accounts between April to September.
“The fraudsters claimed that the victim had some issues with the Customs Department and was also involved in money-laundering.
“The victim panicked and complied when she was ordered to transfer money into the
account provided by the suspects, ” he said on Wednesday (Sept 18).
DSP Arshad said the victim realised she had been cheated and lodged a report at the Jasin district police headquarters on Tuesday (Sept 17).
He added that the report is being probed under Section 420 of the Penal Code.