Johor Baru housewife loses RM400,000 in phone scam

JOHOR BARU: A housewife lost RM400,000 after falling prey to a phone scam.

Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Balveer Singh said the police received a report from the 46-year-old woman on Monday (April 22).

"On March 6, the victim received a call from an individual claiming to be an officer from a delivery company, who said that there was a parcel for her.

"Her call was then connected to another person who claimed to be a police officer and said that she was involved in a money laundering case.

"The victim was instructed to make payments to solve the issue," he said in a statement on Tuesday (April 23).

ACP Balveer added that the victim made four online transfers to four different bank accounts, amounting to RM400,000.

"We urge the public to be alert about the current commercial crime trends to avoid falling victim to such scams," he said, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

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