Man loses RM5,000 in TAC scam

KUANTAN: A man in Jerantut parted with almost RM5,000 after falling for a TAC (Transaction Authorisation Code) ruse.

Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department head Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 37-year-old victim received a WhatsApp message at 1.10pm yesterday from a man claiming that he had accidentally keyed in the wrong telephone number and asked for the TAC to be sent back to him.

“The victim said he received six TAC numbers five minutes apart and forwarded all back to the sender,” Wazir told reporters.

He said the victim felt something was not right when he checked one of the TAC messages which involved the withdrawal of a large sum.

On checking his bank account online, he found RM4,979.70 transferred into an account not known to him.

Wazir said the victim lodged a report at the Jerantut police headquarters yesterday.

Article appeared on FMT.