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Civil servant in Sibu claims loss of RM50,000 to Macau scam

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Sibu police chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili said a caller told the woman that she had unclaimed items and were currently under police investigation. – Photo from Max Pixel

SIBU (May 14): A civil servant here has claimed the loss of RM50,000 after falling victim to a Macau scam on May 10.

The woman fell victim after she was deceived by a syndicate into believing that she was involved in drug smuggling activity and money laundering.

Sibu police chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili in a statement today said the woman received a call from someone claiming to be from a delivery service company.

He said the caller told the woman that she had unclaimed items and were currently under police investigation.

“The call was then transferred to a ‘police headquarters’ when  a ‘sergeant’ told the woman that she was involved in a drug smuggling activity and money laundering.

“To make sure that the woman’s account had never been involved in any crime activities, she was told to transfer her money to another account for an auditing process,” he said.

The woman did what she was told.

It was only when she realised she had been scammed that she lodged a police report.

With that, Zulkipli advised everyone not to easily fall into Macau scam.

“Everyone can always go to the nearest police station if they receive such calls to check or visit the website http://semakmuke.rmp.gov.my,” he said.

He also said members of the public can reach out to CCID info line at 013-2111222, CCID Response Centre at 03-26101559/03-26101599 and Facebook CyberCrimeAlertRMP.