KUANTAN: Regardless of the Covid-19 scare and motion management order, a retiree agreed to deposit cash at a monetary establishment right here after scammers threatened to arrest her for cash laundering.
The 66-year-old lady went to the monetary establishment on three events final week earlier than realising she was duped RM37,000 of her financial savings.
Within the incident on March 30, the sufferer obtained a telephone name from “Telekom Malaysia” on her landline informing that her home quantity had been used for on-line playing actions.
Pahang Industrial Crime Investigation Division chief Superintendent Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof mentioned the decision was related to a feminine police officer who then knowledgeable the sufferer that she was additionally concerned in cash laundering actions.
“The decision was related to at least one ‘Inspector Mazlan’ and the sufferer pleaded him to cancel her arrest warrant. She was then tricked into transferring the cash.
“She went to a monetary establishment on the identical day and deposited RM22,000 earlier than depositing one other RM10,000 into the identical account the next day.
“On April 1, she deposited RM5,000 earlier than realising that she has been cheated and lodged a police report,” he mentioned.
Wazir mentioned the suspects satisfied the sufferer that she might escape arrest by following their instruction and switch all her financial savings into their financial institution accounts.
In the meantime, in a separate incident, a 24-year-old instructor who thought she might earn some further money by means of the gross sales of face masks and rubber gloves as a substitute ended up shedding RM5,992.
Wazir mentioned the sufferer who wished to make a bulk buy for the gadgets earlier than promoting them in smaller portions noticed an commercial on Fb on April 1.
“She spoke to a feminine vendor earlier than she agreed to switch RM5,970 to buy 86 packing containers of face masks and eight packing containers of rubber gloves.
“On April 4, she paid the supply fees amounting RM22 however didn’t obtain the safety gears as promised,” he mentioned.
Wazir mentioned each circumstances had been being investigated beneath Part 420 of the Penal Code for dishonest, which supplies for a most jail time period of 10 years and whipping, and a nice if convicted.