KUANTAN: It took just 30 minutes for a Macau Scam syndicate to clean out RM56,479.80 from the account of a businessman here.
Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusuf said the 51-year-old businessman was contacted by a man claiming to be from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday morning accusing him of being involved in money laundering to the tune of RM1.5 million.
The man frightened him by saying he faced a life-term in jail if convicted.
But the catch was a certain ‘Datuk’ could help him out of his predicament and in a state of panic, the victim opened a new bank account on the syndicate’s instructions and saw his money “flying out” in just 30 minutes.
Realising that he had been conned, the victim lodged a police report at the Kuantan police headquarters the same day. – Bernama
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