New Macau scam being used by syndicates to cheat victims, warn Selangor cops

PETALING JAYA: Scammers are now duping victims into downloading an app and filling in their banking details to empty their accounts.

Selangor Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) chief Asst Comm Muhammad Yazid Muhammad Yew (pic) is urging people to be on their guard.

"The public is advised to not download that application as it is believed to be a new modus operandi by the scammers to cheat victims," he said in a statement today (Jan14)

He said a medical lecturer lost RM13,000 after being duped into giving away her personal details.

ACP Asst Comm said the victim, 30, made the report on Jan 13 at the Sungai Buloh police station.

"We received a report of a scam syndicate masquerading as policemen and Inland Revenue Board (LDHN) officers.

"The victim was contacted by the scammers who told her that she had tax arrears before being forwarded to the Pahang police headquarters.

"She was then told that she was involved in money laundering and was instructed to download an application called MYBNM for investigation purposes," he said.

Once downloaded, the victim entered personal and banking details, and not long after she realized that the money in her account was gone.

"The case is being investigated for cheating," he said.

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