BUKIT LANJAN: Such fools! Losing RM21 million so easily to conmen, syndicates!

BUKIT LANJAN: Such fools! Losing RM21 million so easily to conmen, syndicates!

The police have revealed that at least 694 Malaysians lost RM21.4 million to conmen who used cellphones for their sting.

It reveals Malaysians are simply gullible, insecure and lacked self-confidence.

“If they are steady, they will not fall prey to the conmen. They will check first before making any payment or e-transaction,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“Based on details released about the con jobs, the losses could have been easily avoided by cross checking with the nearest police station, bank or court officials.

“As far as debt collectors are concerned, just tell them to go fly kite. If you do not have any debt, why worry? You should know, wouldn’t you?” he added.

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said Malaysians easily fall prey to conmen and syndicates because “many are so gullible and greedy”.

He urged Malaysians to always remain vigilant and wary of offers that appear to be “too good to be true” or suspicious, especially that require e-transactions.

“In most, if not all cases, verifications can easily be made by yourself. Don’t trust the person on the phone or the e-communication, that includes Facebook, WhatsApp, emails and the likes,” he added.

Here’s the national news agency Bernama’s report posted by online news portal The Malaysian Insight (TMI):

"700 over-the-phone cheating cases involving RM21 million reported

Updated 2 hours ago · Published on 16 Sep 2017 7:47PM

A TOTAL 694 cheating cases over the telephone, or Macau scam, involving losses of RM21.4 million were reported in the last eight months, said Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

He said most victims fell for the calls as the callers pretended to be bank officers, police officers, court officials or officers from debt collecting companies.

He said the syndicates had special methods to falsify their telephone numbers.

“The victims were told that the conversations were recorded and disallowed them from informing others,” he said in a statement today.

Acryl Sani said the victims were then told they had debts or outstanding payments that they should pay promptly. – Bernama, September 16, 2017."



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