December 22, 2023

The bank officer was told to change his PIN number and later found that two withdrawals had been made from his account.

PETALING JAYA: A bank officer has fallen victim to a Macau scam, losing RM104,000 after passing his bank account details to those claiming to be from Bank Negara Malaysia (BMN).

Negeri Sembilan commercial CID chief Aibee Abd Ghani told Harian Metro the 47-year-old victim from Seremban was contacted by a woman who introduced herself as a bank official.

She informed him that a transaction for RM4,663 had been made using his credit card to a bitcoin company.

The man was later connected to an officer named Sarah, claiming to be from BNM, who confirmed the transaction.

The bank officer then spoke to a man at another number and was told to change his PIN (personal identification number) at an ATM.

The man did as he was told and later found that two withdrawals totalling RM104,000 had been made from his account.

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