Civil servant in Bau loses RM160,000 to Macau Scam

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Supt Maria Rasid

KUCHING (July 26): A civil servant working in Bau has lost RM160,000 after falling victim to a Macau Scam.

Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) chief Supt Maria Rasid said the police received a report on the case on Saturday (July 24).

“According to the victim, on July 4, 2021, he had received a call from 03-26129600 from an unknown woman, who claimed to be from the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN), who said that the victim has an outstanding amount of taxes amounting to RM38,000 from a marketing and supply company. However, the victim denied it.

“The victim was later directed to lodge a police report online and was in contact with two suspects purporting to police officers from the Pahang police contingent headquarters’ Criminal Investigation Department,” she said in a statement today.

Maria said the victim was then told that he was involved in money laundering and drugs.

“To clear his…

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