KUANTAN: Persuaded into giving her identification card (IC) number to a phone scammer, a 40-year-old school teacher is now poorer by almost RM14,000 when she fell victim to the Macau scam.
The incident took place in Kuala Lipis at 9.40am when she received a call from an unknown number informing her that she had applied for a credit card from a bank.
Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Superintendent Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the teacher denied such a thing, stating that she had never applied for a new credit card.
Throughout the conversation, the suspect told her that he wanted to help her cancel her application.
"That was when the suspect requested that she provide him with her IC number for verification purposes, which she did.
"After a few minutes, the victim received a (text) message stating that she had transferred a total of RM13,999 from her account number to another person's account, twice.
"The first transaction saw her transferring RM6,000 and the second amounted to RM7,999," he said.
Wazir said the victim immediately called the bank about the transactions.
He said the operator confirmed that money had been transfered from her account to the other and advised her to lodge a police report to avoid it from happening again.