Housewife loses RM3,000 in another case of Macau scam
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.