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Teacher in Pahang Loses More Than RM200k to Scammers Impersonating Delivery Men & Police Officers

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Every now and then, we hear of yet another story of people, regardless of age and profession, losing their hard-earned money to scammers.

Yesterday, the police received another report from a victim who has been involved in a scam since two weeks ago.

According to Selangor Kini, the female teacher from Kuantan, Pahang claimed that she lost her late husband’s pension money amounting to RM233,480 when she was targeted by the Macau Scam syndicate.

Receiving suspicious calls

Pahang Police Chief, Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf, said the 55-year-old victim from Maran claimed to have been contacted by a suspect posing as a delivery company representative on 13 January 2023.

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“The victim claimed that the suspect associated himself with the distribution of prohibited goods and a money laundering case which has become a police case.”

“The victim was then contacted by a second suspect who disguised himself as a police officer who also asked for the victim’s banking information, supposedly for investigation purposes,” Ramli said in a statement.

Finding out about the scam

He added that the victim only realised that she had been cheated when she checked her bank account. She found that there had been 16 online money transfer transactions done without her knowledge.

Consequently, the victim lodged a police report at the Maran District Police Headquarters (IPD), yesterday (25 Jan).

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Ramli advises the public not to panic when receiving calls from strangers claiming to be the authorities. He also urged everyone not to disclose personal and banking information to third parties.

“The authorities do not carry out any investigations through phone calls and the public is advised to always check with the police or the bank if they receive such calls,” he said.

 

Please be more alert and proactive, everyone! We hope the teacher is getting the support she needs in this troubling time.

 

Also read: M’sian Single Mother From Johor Scammed of RM300,000 by Shaman Who Claimed to Speak to Deities

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