IPOH, Perak state, Malaysia A senior citizen allegedly lost more than RM180,000 after she was conned by a man who claimed to be a police personnel from the Jelutong, Penang police station last Wednesday.

Ang Tiah Cheen, 67, from Kampung Simee claimed she received a call from the man who introduced himself as Sergeant Arif on Aug 15, telling her that she had a loan of RM50,000 and had been involved in a drug offence in Penang.

I denied the matter but the man was adamant and asked me to transfer a sum of money for investigative purposes and to ensure that I am ‘free’ of drug activities. He also warned me not to tell anyone about this as it was confidential.

I fell for his trick and made three deposits amounting RM181,767 into three separate accounts at different banks around Ipoh a day later, she told reporters at the Perak BNl Public Service and Complaints Centre here yesterday.

Ang who used to work as a school janitor said the man no longer contacted her after she transferred the money.

Meanwhile, the service centre chief Mohd Rawi Abdullah said a report had been lodged.

I have contacted the Jelutong police station and found that there is no one by the name of Sergeant Arif there, he said.