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M’sian Loses Over RM255K After Being Tricked Into Making 52 Transfers To 8 Accounts

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A 25-year-old woman lost RM255,250 after being tricked into believing that she had won a ‘contest’ organised by a popular food company.

According to BERNAMA, the incident happened on 17 April when she received a WhatsApp message from the scammer disguised as the food company, saying that she had won RM3,300 in the contest.

The scammer then asked the woman to deposit money to make up the value of the cheque provided by the food company.

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Kedah Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Elias Omar said that without checking in advance, the woman made 52 money transfers into eight different bank accounts via ATM and bank counters totalling RM255,250.

“She started to feel suspicious and realised that she had been scammed when the suspect kept asking her to transfer money,” he said.

“The victim lodged a report on 10 May and the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code.”

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Supt Elias then urged the public to verify the authenticity of any information received through the website https://ccid.rmp.gov.my/semakmule/.

Additionally, an application called ‘Check Scammers CCID‘ can also be downloaded from the Google PlayStore to avoid being scammed.

 

Also read: KL Woman Loses RM18,000 After Hacker Transfers Money From Her Bank Account Without OTP

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