PETALING JAYA: A 90-year-old woman lost RM3.83mil after falling prey to a Macau scam syndicate here.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the elderly woman’s ordeal started on April 30 after she received a call from an individual claiming to be from Poslaju Malaysia.
“She was told that a parcel was sent from Ipoh to Sabah containing identification and ATM cards in her name.
“She was then connected via telephone call to another man who claimed to be Sjn Ho Mum Foo and his superior officer Insp Herman Lee from the Perak police headquarters,” he said in a statement yesterday.
He said the two bogus policemen informed her of her involvement in a money laundering syndicate and told her that a former Maybank staff aged 72 had used her details and was caught by police.
“They threatened to arrest the woman and remand her for 45 days if she told anyone of the case.
“Out of fear, she followed their instructions and transferred money to seven company accounts to the tune of RM3.83mil in phases starting from April 20 to June 15,” he said, adding that police were now tracking down the suspects responsible.
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