KUALA LUMPUR: A teacher lost over RM50,000 after he inadvertently gave away his banking details to a scammer.
In a statement, Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) chief Asst Comm Mohd Mahidisham Ishak said that the victim received a message on Sept 22, stating that he had paid RM3,800 for online commerce purchases.
"He contacted the number given in the message, which claimed to be a bank officer. The scammer convinced the victim to pass his bank details and security TAC numbers.
"He then noticed that several monetary transactions were made, including to e-wallets. The victim suffered losses of around RM57,850," he said.
A report was lodged on Sept 24.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.
ACP Mohd Mahidisham urged all to always double check any information, especially if it claimed to be from the bank.
He also advised never to share any banking or personal details and to contact the police or bank directly if there were any doubts.