Woman loses RM210,000 to phone scam


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

SEREMBAN: A 48-year-old woman lost almost RM210,000 to yet another phone scam here.

State commercial crime chief Supt Aibee Ab Ghani said the victim received a call purportedly from a bank staff in the Klang Valley yesterday claiming that she had defaulted on her credit card payment.

The victim who works in a private firm denied this.

“The bank employee told her that the call was being transferred to Bank Negara so that she could lodge a report if it was true she did not have any credit card dues.

“After the so-called Bank Negara call, the line was again transferred to what was supposedly a commercial crime department at a police station, ” he said.

Supt Aibee said the victim then spoke with one Insp Yap who asked for her ATM card details.

He also asked her to forward 17 OTP (one-time-password) and the victim complied.

“After the call ended, the victim checked her bank account and found that RM99,998.75 from her personal account had been withdrawn.

“Another RM109,997.50 which she had in a joint account with her sister was also missing, ” he said.

He added that she then lodged a police report.

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