November 17, 2021

Accountant loses over RM100,000 in phone scam

SEREMBAN: A 39-year-old accountant gave away her credit card details to a stranger on social media who told her that she won S$1,150 (RM3, 580) in a contest organised by a leading e-commerce platform.

She is now rueing this as within hours, the individual used her credit cards to shop up to RM104,000 from the same online shopping company.

State Commercial Crime Investigation Department head Supt Aibee Ab Ghani said the victim had received a Facebook message from an individual claiming to be “Irene Wee” on Thursday (June 10) and was told that she had won the cash.

“The individual then asked the victim if she had a credit card so that the cash can be transferred to her and the latter said she did.

“The victim was then asked for her credit card details and she immediately gave it to the individual,” he said, adding that the victim gave details of…

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