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Sandakan man loses RM200k to scam
Published on: Sunday, August 11, 2019
By: Winnie Kasmir

SANDAKAN: A 78-year-old man here is devastated over losing RM200,300 to scam. 

District Police Chief ACP Mohd Azhar Hamin said the man recently received a phone call from a bogus police officer who said he was involved in money laundering. 

“In order to save his bank account from being frozen, he was ordered to transfer his money to another account provided by the scammer.

“The man realised he was cheated after he had transferred the large sum of money to the provided account,” Azhar said in a statement to media. 

The self-employed man later lodged a police report. 

The case will be investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code. 

Azhar warned the public to be more vigilant upon receiving phone calls from unknown people, especially claiming that they are involved in any illegal activity. 

“Although police have intensified various awareness campaigns about such crime, there are still many who fall prey,” he said. 

He advised the public who received suspicious phone calls to come forward and verify with the police to avoid being cheated.



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