86 Macau Scam cases recorded in Kelantan


KOTA BARU: Kelantan police recorded 86 Macau Scam cases between January and July with losses amounting to RM3.2mil.

State Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) chief Supt Ahmad Azizul Mohamed said the complainants were 42 men and 44 women.

He said complainants aged 40 and below recorded losses amounting to RM603,000 while those aged 40 to 60 suffered losses of RM1.4mil.

The losses for those aged 60 and above came up to RM1.2mil.

“One of the steps to ensure you don’t fall victim to such cases is to download the Semak Penipu CCID (Check Scammers CCID) app on your smartphone and check whether the account and phone numbers given were involved in commercial criminal cases.

“You can also check directly with the nearest police station or the district police headquarters regarding the phone calls received, ” he said.

The Macau Scam often starts with a phone call from someone pretending to be an officer from a bank, government agency or debt collector. The scammer will then claim the potential victim owed money or has an unpaid fine, often with a very short window of less than an hour to settle the payment or else they will face “dire consequences”.

Supt Ahmad advised the community not to easily believe and follow the instructions given by strangers, especially individuals whom they had never met face to face.

“Never disclose personal and financial information via telephone or social media to unknown individuals, including handing over ATM cards and PIN, as it is likely that the accounts will be used by criminals as mule accounts.

“People are urged to be more vigilant so as not to become the next victim, ” he said. — Bernama

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