Cops bust online scam syndicate, three arrested in morning raid

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 15 Dec 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested three men believed to be part of an online scam syndicate.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Amihizam Abdul Shukor said a team from Bukit Aman and the Brickfields Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) raided a residence at Jalan Kuchai Maju here.

"We raided the place based on a tip-off on online scam activities. We arrested three local men suspected to be involved in the scams," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Dec 15).

He said they seized three laptops, three mobile phones, a modem and a notebook.

"We are investigating the case as fraud under Section 420 of the Penal Code. Investigations revealed that the syndicate was operating since Aug last year," he said, adding that they targeted Malaysian victims.

He said the three suspects worked as operators monitoring football results using two online betting services.

"The suspects used WeChat in order to dupe victims. We will remand the suspects to help with further investigations," he said.

ACP Amihizam advised the public to not be easily duped by anyone offering vague investment schemes.

"Perform checks with all relevant agencies before making a decision. Do not reveal any personal information or banking information to anyone," he said.

ACP Ahihizam added that people can also check phone numbers and bank account numbers via htpp://

He advised the public to contact the CCID Scam Response Center at 03-2610 1559 or 03-2610 1599 with any information on such syndicates.

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