I recently got a call from an unknown number. I don’t usually pick up these kinda calls, but I was expecting a call from a contractor, so this time around , I picked up the phone.
The conversation went something like this :
Caller : Hello. Boleh saya bercakap dengan Jazlin Ernida Bt Zulkurnain?
Me : Yes. Who is this?
Caller : Cik Jazlin, boleh datang ke Balai Polis Kuching sekarang?
Me : Oh, saya di Bintulu.
Caller : Cik, ini berkaitan kes langgar lari cik ya. Cik ada menyewa Toyota Vios di Kuching pada bulan Mei dan cik terlibat dalam kes langgar lari. Cik kena datang balai sekarang.
Me : Okay, I think you salah orang ni. I tak ada pergi Kuching…
Caller : (suddenly raising her voice) Macam mana cik boleh cakap bukan cik kalau orang ni ada semua details cik?
Me : It’s ok. Nanti i call police station balik.
Caller : (hang up the phone)
Try to imagine if this conversation happened between this caller and an old folks whom are not aware of scams. Won’t they easily fall into this trap? I’m certain as gullible as my mom is, she would think she’s involved in the case and would just follow whatever the caller said. I googled on this and found out that there were so many similar cases especially involving senior citizens. The modus operandi is almost similar – it’s either langgar lari, credit card debt, bail off money, etc. So be careful, guys. And make sure our loved ones are alert on this matter too. It can happen to anybody.
May Allah SWT protects our family from any evil deeds.
p/s : The call I received is from 019-840 2222. DON’T PICK UP!