Family almost scammed of RM5k by "call from MACC"

Written by: mottaman | 09 Oct 2018 12:21
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09 Oct 2018 12:21

A Facebook user, Norfathiyah Hj Abd Razak recently wrote how her husband was almost conned of RM5,000 by a scammer claiming to be from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

About 1.50pm recently while the family was having lunch, her husband got a call from 018-11884310. The caller said he was from MACC and that her husband's bank account (Hong Leong) revealed a transaction involving RM1.2 million and that he was suspected to be involved in money laundering and drugs.

The caller claimed the transaction was made in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on May 7, 2018.

The caller then said they were willing to help the husband and that he would pass the line to a Puan Nor Haslini from Bukit Aman.

"My husband was worried as he thought something was seriously wrong.

"The caller also asked my husband to move away and speak in confidence," she said.

The caller also claimed an arrest warrant had been issued and that if he does not deposit RM5,000 by 5pm, he would be detained at home.

The husband was also warned not to tell anyone about the matter.

The caller said the husband would be remanded for 45 days and all his assets be frozen.

Following the call, the scammers continued to send him messages to bank in the money.

The husband told the caller, he would make the payment at the police station, but the scammers insisted he bank in the money.

The husband then told Puan Haslini he was going to the police and soon after that when he tried to message the same number, it was no longer in service.

Puan Haslini's number was 011-25092102. The family then lodged a police report on the matter.

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