Senior citizen loses over RM134,000 in phone scam

KEPALA BATAS: A senior citizen lost RM134,503 to a Macau scam syndicate, says North Seberang Prai police chief ACP Mohd Radzi Ahmad.

He said the private sector retiree, 61, lodged a police report over the incident yesterday, claiming that she received a call from a man who introduced himself as a bank officer.

The woman said she was informed that her credit card was used to purchase bitcoins worth RM15,991.

She denied making the transaction and was duped into speaking to a man impersonating a Bank Negara officer.

The victim provided the second man with her bank account details after he claimed he needed it for investigation purposes.

The victim only realised she was deceived when she received a call from the bank that RM134,503 was transferred from three of her bank accounts. She then lodged a police report. – Bernama