KUANTAN – A factory supervisor in Pekan lost RM30,000 after being duped by a fake call from a bank on Wednesday.
Pahang Commercial CID chief Supt Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 44-year-old victim had earlier received a call from a man who introduced himself as a bank employee and alleged the victim had an outstanding loan of RM30,000.
“The victim was later told to settle the amount to avoid action before being introduced to a ”policeman’’ who identified himself as Sergeant Zamri from Kuala Terengganu Commercial CID.
“The suspect later told the victim that he was involved in criminal activities and could be remanded for 45 days without trial as well as faced 15 years in jail which alarmed the victim while the call was passed to another senior officer,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.
The ‘senior officer’ then assisted the victim via telephone to open an online account at another banking account belonging to the victim.
When the procedure was completed, the victim was told to transfer RM30,000 from his Bank Islam account into the online account for the officer to ‘’check’ and to avoid any action taken against him.
Wazir said the victim was also told to transfer RM21,114 from Pekan branch Tabung Haji into the victim’s online account.
He said the victim later returned home and related the matter to his wife before realising he had been deceived.
The victim then tried to stop the transfers but could only save RM21,114 while the RM30,000 transferred earlier had disappeared as the syndicate had all his online account details to siphon off the money. – BERNAMA