held for illegal fund transfers via Maybank2u.com
Sarawak Tribune - Friday, 22 November, 2002
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KINABALU - A man has been arrested for allegedly transferring through
fraudulent means the money of Maybank account holders registered to use
the Maybank2u.com facility.
CID chief SAC II Abdul Razak Bokhari said the man, Nordin Jamaluddin, was
arrested behind the Bank Simpanan Nasional building in Pekan Tomborungus,
Kudat, last Nov 7 and was charged in the Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Razak said police received seven reports from Maybank and its customers
between Sept 30 and early this month over the alleged fraudulent
show that 23 Maybank customers who have invested in the commodity market
have fallen victim," he told a news conference here yesterday.
said a man named "Wan", purportedly a remisier of a commodity
investment company, had contacted the account holders and told them that
they would be getting dividends through Maybank, but they had to be
registered with Maybank2u.com.
the registration process, the victims were tricked into parting with their
account numbers and using the last and first six digits of their identity
card numbers for the user ID and password," he said.
victims later realised that the promised payments were not only not
credited into their accounts but their money had also been withdrawn
without their knowledge.
Razak said Nordin was also arrested on Feb 8 this year and charged with a
similar offence but had been released on bail.
he was charged with two offences under Section 4(1)(a) of the Computer
Crimes Act 1997, which provides for a fine of not more than RM150,000 or
up to 10 years' jail or both on conviction.
was sent to the Kepayan Prison following his failure to put up bail of
RM24,000 for the first charge and RM10,000 for the second charge.
are looking for 12 people to help in the investigations. They include
Marjoh Unding, Dg Mariani Lee Bong (830125-12-5708), Ruslin Ahmat
(710111-125575), Samli Shamsuddin (H 0210806), Hayati Mohd Ariffin
(760904-13-5322), Kahar Jamaluddin (74031912-5221).
others are Mohd Fazli Badrun (820607-125453), Tj Affifie Sablee
(800826-12-5447), Norizan Mohd Karim (780517-12-5595), Fairuz Sudin
(78032012-6295), Abdul Hudi Abdul Haji (H0746002) and Jami Raman