MERSING: A 60-year-old businessman lost RM600,000 from his savings after being duped in a Macau scam.
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said that the incident occurred on Saturday (Feb 19) afternoon after the man received a phone call from an unknown number.
“The caller told the victim that he was from the bank and the victim had allegedly owed the bank RM5,000 and demanded immediate payment.
“The caller then requested the victim to hand over his account information which the victim did,” he said when met after the Dialog Session Programme with Felda Tenggaroh Residents at Felda Residence Tanjung Leman, here on Sunday (Feb 20).
He added that the victim only noticed that he had been duped after noticing that a transaction worth RM600,000 had been made from his account to an unknown account.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.