A retired teacher loses RM91,980 to online scammers

KUANTAN: A retired teacher was scammed out of RM91,980 by an online fraud syndicate who threatened her with legal action for alleged involvement in money laundering activities.

Pahang Police Chief Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said the 62-year-old woman received a call from a so-called Health Ministry official in Putrajaya last Friday, who accused her of buying a large quantity of medicines at a clinic in Kedah .

The call was then routed to a man claiming to be a senior police officer who said the woman had been involved in money laundering and drug activities.

“The victim provided their bank details as requested and then made four cash transfers totaling RM91,980 to an account specified by the suspect,” he said in a statement today.

He said the woman filed a complaint with the Jerantut District Police Headquarters after realizing she had been scammed.

Ramli reminded people not to share their bank details with anyone and to always check with relevant authorities or the police if they receive suspicious calls. -Bernama

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Tom Vazquez

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