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Man Recovers 95% Of Money Stolen From His Savings Account

Man Recovers 95% Of Money Stolen From His Savings Account

The bank recovered the money as the transaction was still in the floating stage.

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A man claimed to have lost almost RM5,000 from his Maybank account last Friday (December 9) due to fraudulent transactions.

Fortunately, according to him, the bank suspended the transactions after discovering it, allowing him to get back 95% of the money.

Tarique Zain tweeted that the scammer transferred his money several times.

The largest transaction was RM3,351.84, and there were even multiple small transfer records of RM4.51, leaving only RM1.47 in his bank account.

Tarique said he rushed to the Maybank branch to deal with the matter as soon as possible.

Fortunately, the bank said that these transactions were still floating and had not been fully transferred to the other party’s account; hence they could suspend the transaction in time.

In banking, float refers to the money that is double counted due to delays in deducting funds from the payer and depositing the payee.

The man also tweeted that three fraudulent withdrawals and transfers are pending recovery.

He also tagged the Prime Minister, urging Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to do something to deal with the growing number of cyber scam cases.

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At the same time, netizens speculated how scammers could have obtained the victim’s banking details, including data leaks.

Will The Bank Refund Scammed Money?

Most banks should reimburse you if you’ve transferred money to someone because of a scam.

They might be able to trace where your money has gone, and if they’re successful, they may be able to get your money back.

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If the merchant agrees to cancel the purchase, the merchant will inform his banking institution (i.e. the merchant acquirer) to reverse the transaction.

Upon confirmation from the merchant acquirer, the cardholder’s banking institution will reverse the charge from the cardholder’s account.

To file a complaint with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), you can call their BNMTELELELINK at 1-300-88-5465 (1-300-88-LINK).

The public can also call National Scam Response Centre (NSRC) at 997 to report online financial scams.

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