MALACCA: The public has been advised to be wary of a “Macau” syndicate whose members masquerade as police or bank officers via email to scam unsuspecting victims. State police chief SAC Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said there were nine cases of cheating by the syndicate from January to September this year compared with 23 cases during the same period last year.
“Macau Scam” have been around for sometime yet still, quite a number of unsuspecting people have became the victims. Police have carried out their duties well and have busted these syndicates from time to time but new copycat syndicates will resurface.
To prevent us become the next victim, we need to have the knowledge, be alert, be careful most the time and take extra precautions.
Today, I have received a SMS that have informed me about this.
“RM0 BNM alert! beware of phone calls or emails you receive. BNM/bank/PDRM will never require you to disclose your PIN or transfer your money to another account.”
Note: BNM here refer to Bank Negara Malaysia / PDRM = Polis Diraja Malaysia
To keep youself better knowledge about “Macau Scam” read the news I have grouping below.
- Warning Over ‘Macau’ Scamming Syndicate [05/10/2011]
- Penang Cops Bust Big-time Internet Scam Syndicate [06/01/2012]
- ‘Macau-scam’ Centre Busted [07/01/2012]
- Cops Arrested Three People In Various Raids In Johor [20/04/2012]
- It Doesn’t Pay To Lease Your Bank Account To Scammers [25/05/2012]
- Cops Nab 50 Foreigners, Smash International Scam Syndicate [24/12/2012]
PETALING JAYA: An international syndicate involved in a “Macau scam”, where victims were cheated of millions of ringgit here, has been smashed. Police officers uncovered the scam when they raided two places in Section 12 here and in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
PETALING JAYA: A whopping RM1.775bil was lost through scams, embezzlement, criminal breach of trust and other white collar crimes last year. The amount, which almost equals the state budget of Selangor, reflects the low level of awareness about such crimes among Malaysians.
- Seeing Red Over White Collar Crimes [17/02/2014]
- Cops Nab Two Taiwanese Involved In Macau Scam [01/07/2014]
JOHOR BARU: Police uncovered an international syndicate involved in a “Macau scam” with the arrest of two Taiwanese nationals at a hotel in Kluang. The syndicate is believed to have been active for the past several months. They even rented 22 rooms at the hotel that were turned into their call centre for their illegal activities.