A restaurant waiter lost more than RM94,000 in a Macau scam last week.
Hilir Perak district police chief ACP Ahmad Adnan Basri said the victim, a 32-year-old male, was contacted by a man claiming to be working for a post office regarding a parcel under the victim’s name.
However, the victim denied that the parcel was his and refused to claim the item.
The scammer then claimed that the victim had cheated other individuals and could be charged in court.
“The incident occured on May 24 at 3.30pm when the victim who works as a waiter in Singapore was at his hometown in Teluk Intan.
“The victim was directed to a phone number claiming to be a police sergeant at the Seremban contingent headquarters (IPK). He claimed the victim was suspected to have cheated other individuals and could be charged in court.
“Due to fear of being arrested by the police for the alleged crime, the victim agreed with the syndicate to settle the case.
“The victim was then given several bank accounts to perform money transfers,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.
Ahmad Adnan said the victim made 10 transfers into 6 different accounts, with a total amounting to RM94,450 from May 25 till 29.
“On Tuesday, the victim came to make a police report upon realising it was a scam.
The case is being classified under Section 420 of the Penal Code.