Ma­cau scam: 700 cases in­volv­ing RM21.4 mln re­ported

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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

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