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Teacher loses RM113,000 to 'Inspector Narita' in Macau scam

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

A teacher at a fully residential school in Kuantan was duped into parting with her savings and an RM80,000 loan she obtained from a bank to an 'Inspector Narita' in a Macau scam.

Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation chief Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusuf said the 51-year-old woman lost a total of RM113,000, the rest from her savings and Tabung Haji accounts.

On Feb 28, Wazir said, a “bank officer from Kuala Lumpur” called the victim to say that she was suspected to be involved in money laundering to the tune of RM1.5 million, and that 'Inspector Narita' would help her "settle the problem.”

He added that the teacher became frightened and followed all instructions from ‘Inspector Narita', causing her to part with the money.

The teacher lodged a police report yesterday after finding she had become a victim of the Macau scam.

The syndicate targets vulnerable people and gets them to part with their money using a slick modus operandi, where the culprits claim they are people in authority.

- Bernama

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