Recently, people have reportedly been receiving fake calls from callers pretending to be police officers. These 'police officers' would request for them to pay money to settle their accident case.
Following that, PDRM issued a statement yesterday, 27 July, denying that the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department made phone calls to accident victims, directing them to settle their accident cases.
In a report by Bernama yesterday, 27 July, ACP Mohd Nadzri Hussain, said that the reports claim that calls were made to accident victims from the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department, asking the victims to appear at the KL Traffic Police Station to settle the accident cases.
He stressed that the police do not call accident victims to present themselves at the traffic police station, unless the reports were made personally by the people involved in the accident.
"If a civilian is involved in an accident and later lodged a police report, the investigating officer or assistant investigating officer would contact the involved individuals should there be no reports from the second party within 24 hours," he said, as reported by Bernama.
Here's how the scam works:
1. Victims will first receive a call from 03-20719999 and asked to appear at KL Traffic Police Station.
2. The caller would then ask the person on the line to bank in a certain amount of money to settle the case.
Berita Harian reported that ACP Mohd Nadzri said that the receipts issued for the payment are official government receipts.
"Furthermore, the police have never instructed the receiver of the call to bank in a sum of money to settle the case, except for the charges for making photocopy of the police report," he stressed.
ACP Mohd Nadzri reminded members of the public to note down the particulars of the caller and lodge a police report at the nearest police station, should they receive any calls from that number
"They (public) are also advised to verify with the department on the call(s) that they had received and do not ever send any money as requested," he added.