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January 13, 2018 12:41 PM Estate worker loses RM1,400 in phone scam

KUANTAN: An estate worker was duped into paying 'police bail' amounting to RM1,400 for a non-existent criminal case, in a telephone scam last Thursday. The 44-year-old victim was earlier approached via telephone by a so-called Kuala Lumpur-based bank staff identified as 'Ahmad', informing him of a RM30,000 loan he had reportedly applied for, at a bank branch 10

January 11, 2018 11:41 AM Aussie gran in drugs case released on bail

The 54-year-old was cleared after a lengthy legal process, but she was not released and allowed to fly back to Australia initially as she no longer held valid travel documents. — AFP picPUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 ― An Australian grandmother who was cleared of drug-trafficking in Malaysia last month and escaped the death penalty ― but had to remain in the country 9

January 9, 2018 1:16 PM Another duped by online scam

PETALING JAYA: Please be cautious when making online purchases to avoid falling victim to conmen, advised the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department. Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said most of the time, buyers are cheated with low prices offered by conmen for items they are interested in. In the latest case brought to Chong, a 26-year-old 8

January 5, 2018 5:50 AM Six Malaysians held in Bangkok over call-centre scam

BANGKOK, Jan 5 — Thai police arrested six Malaysian men in separate raids on their hotel rooms here on suspicion of their being members of a ‘call-centre scam’ syndicate in the country. Deputy Tourist Police chief Maj Gen Surachet Hakpan, who led the police raids, said one of the suspects was nabbed at a hotel in the Huai Kwang area late last night and the other 5

December 18, 2017 12:23 PM Kelantan police detect ‘Macau Scam’ tactic using Pos Malaysia’s name

KOTA BARU, Dec 18 — The police have uncovered the latest modus operandi of the ‘Macau Scam’ syndicate which now uses the name of Pos Malaysia to dupe its victims. Kelantan Commercial CID chief, Supt Mohamed Zulmazi Che Daud said syndicate members would pose as Pos Malaysia staff and contact the potential victim via telephone, urging the individual to go to its office 8

December 13, 2017 9:09 AM Fourth Ed Sheeran Singapore concert pass cheat jailed four weeks

Paul Cosgrove, who works as a trader, is the fourth person to be dealt with for using fake passes to Sheeran’s sold-out concert to make money. — Reuters picSINGAPORE, Dec 13 — An Australian man was sentenced to four weeks’ imprisonment today for using fake passes to bring fans into English singer Ed Sheeran’s two sold-out concerts here last month. Paul Cosgrove 10

November 21, 2017 4:10 PM 70 individuals lodge reports over digital money investment scam

KOTA BARU: Seventy individuals have lodged police reports claiming they have been cheated about RM300,000 in digital money investment by an investment company. The reports were lodged at the Kota Baru police headquarters here on Nov 19. Kelantan Malaysian Islamic Consumers Association chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Fared Ab Ghani said the company promised 8

November 7, 2017 9:30 AM IRB advises public not to fall victim to email scam asking for bank account number

PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) cautioned the public not to fall victim to an email scam that attempts to get people to reveal their bank account details. In a statement today, IRB said a syndicate uses the name of its CEO, board members as well as the logo of the board and banks to appear "legitimate" to convince people that they have overpaid 6

November 5, 2017 11:40 AM Attempt to scam woman of S$31,000 foiled by remittance company

SINGAPORE: A staff member from Zhongguo Remittance stopped a scam victim from sending S$31,000 to an overseas account, police said on Sunday (Nov 5). The 70-year-old woman had received a call from a man claiming to be from Beijing police last Monday (Oct 30) evening. The man informed the victim that she was implicated in money laundering activity in China 9

November 1, 2017 11:42 AM ‘Datuk Seri’ in Rela assault case tests positive for drugs

KUALA LUMPUR: The “Datuk Seri” being detained for allegedly assaulting three members of the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) last Friday will now also be investigated for drug abuse. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim said this was based on the suspect’s urine test which was positive for drugs. Following the result of the urine test, the case will also be investigated 15