Housewife loses RM3,000 in an­other case of Ma­cau scam

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MIRI: A lo­cal woman has lost RM3,000 to what is be­lieved to be an­other Ma­cau scam.

Ac­cord­ing to Sarawak Com­mer­cial Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (CCID) chief Supt Mustafa Ka­mal Gani Ab­dul­lah, the 28-year-old housewife re­ceived a phone call on Jan 1, in which the caller in­tro­duced him­self as one ‘Sgt Yus­rizal’ from Muar Dis­trict’s Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (CID) in Jo­hor.

The ‘sergeant’ told her that there was a hit-and-run in­volv­ing a car, which the owner had told po­lice that it was rented out to her.

“Af­ter the call from ‘Sgt Yus­rizal’, the housewife re­ceived an­other call from a woman claim­ing to be one ‘Insp Fazura’, who said the vic­tim had been in­volved in money laun­der­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, amount­ing to RM2.28 mil­lion in trans­ac­tions via a cer­tain bank ac­count.

“This ‘Insp Fazura’ then or­dered the housewife to de­posit RM3,000 into a bank ac­count as bail, which the lat­ter did im­me­di­ately,” said Mustafa Ka­mal.

It was only a while af­ter she had done that trans­ac­tion, that the housewife re­alised she had fallen vic­tim to a scam. She im­me­di­ately lodged a po­lice re­port af­ter that.

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