Clerk loses almost half a million ringgit in phone scam in Miri


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 12 Dec 2019

SIBU: A female clerk in Miri lost almost half a million ringgit when she revealed her bank account details to a scammer.

Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) chief Supt Mustafa Kamal Gani said that the 58-year-old victim had on

Nov 17, received a call from a man, who claimed he was Sergeant Yap Chee Hong.

The man accused her of having two court cases against her.

"She was told that her phone number had been used for cheating people of their money and that her bank account had been used for money laundering," said Supt Mustafa on Thursday (Dec 12).

The victim, he added, was told that in order for the two cases to be

settled, she had to reveal her bank account details, which included her PIN and account numbers.

She did as told and on Dec 11, she was shocked to discover that only RM2,000 was left in her savings, while RM488,000 was gone.

Supt Mustafa said the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property.

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