A nurse lost RM30,000, reportedly to a member of the Macau scam syndicate yesterday.
Pahang Commercial Criminal Investigation Department head Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 38-year-old woman claimed she transferred the money into an account number given by the suspect who gave her instruction to do so through a telephone call.
He said the victim, who is with the Jerantut Hospital in Pahang, claimed she received the telephone call while she was at work at about 9.30 am yesterday and was informed that she was linked to drug trafficking and money laundering involving RM2.5 million.
"She denied involvement in the alleged offences, following which her call was transferred to three men who claimed to be a police sergeant and inspector saying that they could help settle her problem.
"She was then asked to transfer the money into an account, which she did at 11.30 am,” Mohd Wazir told reporters today.
He said the victim was also asked to make another transaction, but she became suspicious and ended the call.
The victim then lodged a report at the Jerantut police station on the same day.
Police are investigating the case under Section of the Penal Code for cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, which provides an imprisonment for up to 10 years, whipping, and is liable to fine, if found guilty.