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Official Imposters Scam A Female Elder Out of RM584,000

2024-06-20 BrokersView

Official Imposters Scam A Female Elder Out of RM584,000

A 70-year-old Malaysian woman was recently defrauded of RM584,000 due to phone scam.


According to the local police, the elderly woman received a phone call earlier this month. The caller claimed to be a National Scam Response Centre (NSRC) officer and said that the victim had a fraud criminal record. 


The victim was then contacted by another scammer posing as a police officer who asked her if she was aware of a bank account in name of her. And she denied it.


The scammer then asked the victim for information about all the accounts in her name, claiming the purpose of investigation, and instructed her to place the ATM card and PIN number in a place.


After that, the victim was required to transfer nearly RM600,000 from other savings accounts to the ATM card.


After checking with the bank, the victim found that RM584,000 was missing from her ATM card. She immediately realized that she had been scammed and reported the case to the police.


Johor police chief M. Kumar reminded the local public that the NSRC only receives calls from the public and does not proactively contact citizens.