Woman loses RM16,800 in phone scam


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 01 Dec 2019

SIBU: An account assistant lost RM16,800 to a man claiming to be a police officer from Melaka after she revealed the details of her bank accounts.

Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the victim, 29, had received a call on Saturday (Nov 30) from a person who identified himself as a police officer from Melaka.

"The officer told the complainant that her name was among those being blacklisted for credit card debt," he said.

ACP Stanley said the complainant out of fear, gave her banking and personal details to the "officer".

She was also told to submit her photograph.

"After giving the TAC (Type Allocation Code), she found two withdrawals of RM10,000 and RM6,800 were made from her accounts," he said.

It was only then that she realised she had been cheated.

ACP Stanley said the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.


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