Penang police seize two suspected mule account holders

Balik Pulau: Police have arrested a man and woman believed to be mule account holders for a scam syndicate offering non-existent investment schemes and cleaning services advertised on Facebook.

The Southwest District Police Headquarters said in a statement today that the 57-year-old man and 51-year-old woman were arrested separately two days ago in Lumut and Tronoh, Perak, following intelligence and intelligence gathering by the Southwest Commercial Crime Investigative Division.

According to preliminary investigations, the two are believed to be linked to cases reported last year involving casualties between RM25,913 and RM32,680.

The duo have been remanded in custody for four days to facilitate a criminal code section 420 investigation into fraud.

To alert the public to scammers, consumers are advised to verify account numbers provided through the website or download the “Check Scammers CCID” CCID app through Google Play before transacting. Penang police seize two suspected mule account holders

Tom Vazquez

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