Sunday, May 26

Human resource executive loses RM8,300 to ‘parcel scam’

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MIRI: Worried of being accused of sending a parcel containing drug and being involved in cash smuggling, a female human resource executive suffered a loss of RM8,300 after she was duped by a ‘parcel scam’ syndicate.

Commercial Crime Investigation Department Sarawak head Supt Mustafa Kamal Gani Abdullah said the 30-year-old victim received a phone call from a woman claiming to be from a courier company in Kuala Lumpur.

“The syndicate said that the victim had sent a parcel using the service of the said company on December 12, from an address in Alor Star, Kedah to a recipient named Sinom Phat Choi in Thailand.

“However, the suspect said that the item was confiscated by the police and is being held at IPD (Police Headquarters) Kedah on suspicion of containing drugs and being involved in cash smuggling activity,” he said in a press statement today.

Mustafa Kamal added that the victim’s call was then transferred to a man who introduced himself as Sargeant Faizal Zakaria from IPD Kedah.

“The suspect requested the victim to confirm his identification number and the victim did so out of fear.

“The victim was then given an account number and asked to transfer money into that account.

“Because of panic and fear, the victim transferred RM2,500 from Maybank, RM800 from Ambank and RM5,000 to the given account.