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Thursday, 12 October 2017 | MYT 12:18 PM

Accountant fooled by accounts scam, loses a quarter million

SUBANG JAYA: Scammers have left an unsuspecting accountant a quarter of a million ringgit poorer.

District OCPD Asst Comm Mohammad Azlin Sadari said that the victim initially received a short text on Oct 6, stating that his credit card was used in a transaction in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2).

However, the victim had no credit card, and did not register for one in any bank.

"He called the number that was given and spoke to an 'officer'. He was told that his PIN code was hacked from his account.

"The victim was instructed to transfer his money into another account, which was said to have been protected," he said.

A total of seven transactions were made to four of these "protected" accounts. 

"The victim was told that this was to save his money, and that it was normal procedure," he said.

ACP Mohammad Azlin said that the case is currently being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal code, for cheating.