Macau scam: 700 cases involving RM21.4 mln reported
KUALA LUMPUR: A total 694 telephone call cheating cases or ‘Macau scam’ involving losses of RM21.4 million have been reported in the last eight months, said Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
He said most victims succumbed to the modus operandi used by the syndicates which contacted the victims by masquerading as bank officers, police officers, court officials and officers from the debt collecting company.
He said this was following the syndicates having special methods to falsify the telephone numbers such as those belonging to the related agencies or departments.
“The victims were told the conversations were recorded and disallowed them from informing others,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Acryl Sani said the victims were told they had debts or outstanding payments which they should pay promptly. Bernama