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A female doctor was cheated of RM71,000 by Macau scam after convincing the woman that her name was in the police record for crime. - NSTP file pic.

KUANTAN: A doctor lost RM71,000 to a Macau scam after the syndicate succeeded into convincing the woman that her name was in the police record for crime.

Pahang Commercial Criminal Investigation Department head Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the victim, aged 50, claimed that she transferred the money into two bank accounts given to her by the syndicate after receiving a call last Wednesday.

“She claimed to receive a telephone call from a woman who informed her that she had arrears in loan instalments. She denied it, but the call was transferred to the Terengganu police contingent headquarter.

“She was told that her name was involved in money laundering, drug trafficking and gambling cases and was told to transfer the money into the given bank accounts to settle the matter,” he told reporters here today.

He said the woman lodged a police report at the Kuantan district police station yesterday after realising that she was cheated.-- Bernama

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