Seremban woman loses RM141,000 to scammers

SEREMBAN: A 56-year-old woman has lost RM141,000 to scammers who hoodwinked her into believing she was involved in money laundering.

Negri Sembilan police chief Dep Comm Datuk Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said the victim received a call on Jan 20 from an individual claiming to be from an insurance company about a claim the victim had supposedly made.

"The victim denied making any claim and the call was then transferred to a "policeman" so she could lodge a report.

"The so-called policeman told the victim to talk to a deputy public prosecutor if she wished to settle the case," he said in a statement on Sunday (Feb 5).

DCP Ahmad Dzaffir said the victim was told to keep the matter confidential and told to make a new ATM card and to provide her banking details.

The victim also withdrew RM130,000 from her EPF savings and saved the money into her bank account.

"However, on Feb 4, she discovered that RM141,000 had been withdrawn from her bank account.

"She then realised that she had been scammed and lodged a report," he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating which carries a jail term of between one and 10 years, whipping and a fine upon conviction.

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