fbpx
Connect with us

News

Over 100 Scammers Still on the Run While 8,230 Phones, 174 Laptops & 787 Desktop Computers Seized

Published

Over 100 Scammers Still On The Run While 8,230 Phones, 174 Laptops & 787 Desktop Computers Seized - World Of Buzz
Source: Facebook

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Yesterday (21st November), it was reported that 1,000 Chinese nationals were arrested after the Malaysian Immigration Department raided a six-storey building in Cyberjaya believed to be the headquarters of the largest online scam syndicate in the country.

But now, it has been confirmed that 680 scammers have been apprehended while more than 100 of them managed to get away and are still at large, reported The Star.

Giphy

75588139 141700523905344 200561838713208832 O

Source: facebook

The whole building had been taken over by a syndicate operating a call centre for an investment and foreign exchange (forex) scam targeting Chinese citizens. They were said to have rented the building for about RM360,000 a month.

Operating for the past six months, these scammers target victims in China and promise them high and quick returns. A code would be given out to “clients” to use a particular Chinese language website while all payments and transactions would be conducted via WeChat Pay or banks in China.

77368867 141700473905349 3633018956291244032 O

Source: facebook

75576569 1391171214391059 6272191817546989568 O

Source: facebook

After getting complaints from the public, the Immigration Department deployed 150 personnel for the raid after they had kept the area under surveillance for a month.

They went through locked doors, guarded floors and rooms with mattresses for knackered scammers, but seeing that the officers were severely outnumbered by the hundreds of them in the building, many scammers fled the scene.

The department also seized 8,230 handphones, 174 laptops and 787 desktop computers under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

74183292 1391170444391136 5664738387962101760 O

Source: facebook

72449454 1391170661057781 818733062832521216 O

Source: facebook

After a press conference was held yesterday, Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said that they are now on the hunt for the remaining suspects.

“I have already informed Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador on the matter. The Chinese embassy has also been notified. We will continuously search for the remaining members,” he said.

“We are currently tracing the individuals behind this company.”

“We will also share information with other agencies, including Bank Negara, the Companies Commission of Malaysia, and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.”

78069175 1391170791057768 8098904097878441984 O

Source: facebook

The suspects arrested were aged between 19 and 35 and have been staying in the country using social passes. Almost all of them were found to be without their passports and up until now, no representative has come forward with their passports.

It is learnt that the suspects were sent to the Bukit Jalil depot after being biometrically processed.

When members of the media were brought to the holding area where the department was holding unprocessed suspects, computers could be seen packed and stacked inside a separate room that was filled to the brim.

Here are some videos of the incident in case you missed it:

 

Hopefully the remaining suspects will be found and apprehended as well, and that the authorities will take action against these online scam syndicates that are said to be operating from different parts of the country. 

 

Also read: Largest Online Scam Headquarters in Cyberjaya Raided by M’sian Immigration Dept, 1,000 Arrested

Scam 2


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Jpj Pdrm Summons Discount Jpj Pdrm Summons Discount
News4 mins ago

JPJ & PDRM are Offering Discounts Up To 80% On Summons Only From 9-12 December

In a few days, it will be 100 days since the current government has taken over. In order to celebrate...

Body Ft 2 Body Ft 2
News2 hours ago

16yo Malaysian Passes Away At A ‘Haunted House’ In Bentong

Recently, 1 December, a 16-year-old Malaysian passed away from a heart attack after visiting a ‘haunted house’ attraction in Bentong....

Ft Volcano Ft Volcano
News2 hours ago

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru Volcano Erupts Once Again! Rescue Efforts Unable to Continue

On Saturday (4 December) Mount Semeru, a volcano located on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java suddenly erupted and...

My Post 2021 12 06T155720.623 My Post 2021 12 06T155720.623
News20 hours ago

M’sian Women’s Hockey Team Arrives at Korea but Barred From Playing After Testing Positive

The Malaysian Women’s hockey team, The Malaysian Tigress, is barred from participating in 2 tournaments at the Women’s Asian Champions...

Collage 6 1 Collage 6 1
News20 hours ago

Malaysian Politician Says Naming Places In English Over Bahasa Melayu Is DISGUSTING

The debate on the usage of our national language continues.  A few days back, MP Nazri Aziz claimed that KL...

Collage 7 1 Collage 7 1
News21 hours ago

Customs Department Officers Will Use Body-Cam To Save Them From Accusations Of Corruption

Earlier this year, it was reported that Malaysia ranks 57th in the global corruption perception index. Unfortunately, corruption is still...

Ft Kopi Ft Kopi
News22 hours ago

Price of Drinks at Kopitiams Will Increase Up To 60 sen Starting Jan 2022

Although economic activities have resumed ever since the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, businesses have continued to face other problems, including...

Collage 5 1 Collage 5 1
News1 day ago

MP: Limiting Beer Sales In F&B Outlets Interferes With The Lives Of Non-Muslims

Just last month, Dewan Bandara Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) had started to enforce the ban on the sale of hard liquor...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY