KUALA LUMPUR: A 61-year-old IT software engineer lost more than RM1.2mil of her life savings to a Macau scam.
Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Department deputy chief Supt Tan Poh Cheok said that the scammers first contacted the victim on July 29.
"The scammers told her that they were from the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) and that she had been flagged for unpaid taxes and money laundering. Her call was also transferred to the 'police' where she was told that her name was listed as wanted by the authorities.
"They then instructed her to pass all financial information such as pay slips, insurance statements and information on stocks held by her. She was then told to transfer monies, including from her Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to a newlRead More »