Macau scam: Sibu woman loses RM80,000


SIBU: A local woman lost RM80,000 after falling prey to a Macau scam syndicate recently.

Sibu police chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili in a statement, said they had received a police report from the 49-year-old victim on the first day of Chinese New Year (Jan 22).

The incident happened on Nov 24 last year when the victim was contacted by an unknown man who claimed that she was involved in crime cases.

“She was then ordered by the suspect to open a new bank account at Bank Islam in order to allow investigations into her case.

“Following discussion with her family members, the victim did as instructed and deposited RM80,000 from her life savings and her husband’s contribution into the new bank account.

“The suspect also promised the victim that the money will be returned to her as soon as the investigation is complete,” he said.

Zulkipli stated that the victim realised that she was cheated after her money was not returned as promised.

With that, the public are advised not to entertain any calls from unknown individuals claiming to be from enforcement agencies.

To avoid falling prey to scammers, the public can use the Check Scammers CCID application or go to before entertaining calls from suspicious numbers.

For further enquiries, the public can contact the CCID Scam Response Centre on 03-26101559 / 03-26101599 or follow the Facebook pages of @CyberCrimeAlertRMP.