Elderly Felda settler duped of RM40,000 in Macau Scam

JEMPOL: A 72-year-old Felda settler here has lost almost RM40,000 in a Macau Scam.

Jempol OCPD Supt Hoo Chang Hook said the victim is from Felda Gugusan Raja Alias and added that the settler first received a call from a man claiming to be from the Inland Revenue Board on May 7.

He said after talking to the victim, the suspect "transferred" the call to the Kelantan police contingent.

"A man claiming to be a police officer then accused the victim of being involved in drug trafficking.

The victim was also told that he would be arrested soon," he said in a statement on Wednesday (May 25).

Supt Hoo said the suspect then told the settler to withdraw his savings and transfer the money into another account while he was being probed.

The victim then transferred RM4,500 into an account given by the suspect on the same day and another RM4,500 two days later.

On May 10, he transferred a further RM30,000.

"The victim was also told to throw away all the bank receipts," he said, adding that the victim lodged a report upon realising that he had been duped.

The case is being probed under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

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