PUTRAJAYA, Nov 8 – The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has confirmed receiving complaints from the public about scammers pretending to be court officials and demanding payment.
PKPMP said in a statement today that among the calls were for payment of outstanding debt, summonses, failing to settle the Goods and Services Tax (GST), drug-related offences and more.
It believed that the use of name and the court’s identity to be the latest modus operandi adopted by Macau Scam syndicate members to con the public.
PKPMP urged members of the public to verify such calls by forwarding their complaints or enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
They can also make further enquiry by calling (03) 8880 3500/(03) 8880 4607 (Peninsular Malaysia); (088) 286 100/(088) 675 570/(089) 764 401 (Sabah); or (082) 442 228/(085) 418 118/(084) 333 788/(086) 334 189 (Sarawak).
PKPMP also advised those who have fallen victim to lodge a police report and forward it to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for further action.
Yesterday, it was reported that an electronics engineer had lost RM70,000 after being cheated by a Macau Scam syndicate.
The 31-year-old victim received a call from a woman, claiming to be from the Kuala Lumpur High Court. She accused him of failing to pay his GST among other offences. — BERNAMA