Syndicates use account mules

JOHOR BARU: Online scam syndicates are using homeless people, drug addicts and the unemployed by opening up bank accounts on their behalf to deposit money cheated off victims.

Police uncovered the dirty tactic following major operations held around here with the arrest of 440 individuals between Jan 6 and May 31 this year, said Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic).

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