Cops nab 10, crippling online scam syndicate

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have crippled an illegal gambling, investment and online scam call centre which was believed to have been running for at least a year.

Following raids at two residential units along Jalan Tembaga on Thursday, 10 people including three Chinese nationals, were nabbed.

“We believe the suspects are involved in online scams, online gambling, as well as fake investment schemes,” said Wangsa Maju OCPD Supt Ashari Abu Samah.

“Six Malaysian men and a Malaysian woman as well as three men from China were arrested,” he said in a statement.

He said investigations revealed that the suspects had worked as operators to find customers as well as to promote their online gambling services via social media.

“The syndicate rented the units for between RM3,500 and RM5,000 monthly and we, believe has been active since October last year,” he said.

He said a team from the Wangsa Maju Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID), which conducted the raids seized two computer monitors, one CPU, 32 mobile phones, five ATM cards, five laptops and other equipment.

“Stern action will be taken against any individual or syndicate involved in such activities be it directly or otherwise,” he said.

Those with information on such cases can contact the Wangsa Maju police headquarters at 03-9289 9222 or the City police hotline 03-2146 0584/ 03-2146 585.

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