Melaka woman loses life savings of RM225,000 to scammers

MELAKA: A 58-year-old female technician has lost her life savings of about RM225,000 to scammers.

Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Arshad Abu said the victim, who is from Kampung Durian Tunggal here, was duped into believing that her 61-year-old husband was involved in a money laundering case.

"The victim received a call on Feb 22 from a man impersonating an insurance agent, alleging that her husband was involved in the money laundering case," he said on Tuesday(Feb 28).

Supt Arshad said the victim denied any wrongdoing on her husband's part and the fraudster then told her to talk to another man claiming to be a policeman.

He said the bogus policeman asked the victim to provide her banking details to him on the pretext of recording her statement as part of the probe.

Supt Arshad said the conman directed the victim to deposit all her savings into one bank and was asked to provide all the details of the account.

He said the victim decided to check her balance on Feb 27 and was shocked to learn it had been emptied.

Supt Arshad added that the case is being probed under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

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