Businesswoman loses RM1mil in Macau scam

The woman had deposited RM900,000 through the cash deposit machine into 16 accounts and also found RM122,300 missing from her account.

JOHOR BAHRU: A businesswoman claimed to have lost RM1.022 million in a Macau scam over alleged unpaid taxes owed by her company to the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN).

Johor police chief Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the victim, aged 50, lodged a police report on the alleged scam yesterday.

She claimed that a man, claiming to be an officer from LHDN, contacted her in May to inform about the unpaid taxes owed by her company.

“She did as instructed by depositing RM900,000, in 23 transactions, through the cash deposit machine into 16 accounts.

“She also gave the syndicate access to her online banking,” Kamarul said in a statement today.

He said the businesswoman only realised she had been scammed yesterday.

She lodged a police report when she found RM122,300 missing from her account and that the money was transferred without her knowledge to several unknown accounts.

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