Woman loses entire life savings of nearly $400,000 to scammers

SUBANG JAYA – Convinced that her accounts were jeopardised after being implicated in a money laundering case, an investment company staff transferred RM1.2mil (S$398,000) to an account operated by scammers....

SUBANG JAYA – Convinced that her accounts were jeopardised after being implicated in a money laundering case, an investment company staff transferred RM1.2mil (S$398,000) to an account operated by scammers.

Little did she know that her case was just a fabrication, leading to her entire life savings going up in smoke.

Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohammad Azlin Sadari said the 50-year old victim got a call from an unknown number on Oct 5.

“The person introduced herself as an officer from the Kuala Terrenganu courts.

“The victim was told that somebody had used her name for a private loan. Her call was transferred to an ‘investigating officer’ after the victim denied ever making the loan,” he said yesterday.

ACP Mohammad Azlin said the victim was told that her name and IC number was implicated in a money laundering case, with cash transactions worth RM1.48mil.

“She panicked and followed instructions to make an account for money transfer purposes. The victim then transferred RM1.2mil to four different bank accounts between Oct 5 and 10.

“All transactions were done over the counter and she only realised that she had been duped after her husband contacted her,” he said, adding that investigations were still ongoing.

Source: http://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/woman-loses-entire-life-savings-nearly-400000-scammers
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