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HomeMalaysia News2 More Telco Officers Remanded In Connection To SMS Fraud

2 More Telco Officers Remanded In Connection To SMS Fraud

Kuala Lumpur: Two more individuals, including the chief officer of a telecommunications company (telco), are on remand for investigation involving fraud using a short messaging service (SMS).

After an application from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Magistrate Siti Roslizawati Mohd Zanin issued a remand order, for five days, against the two of them.

These two adds up as the sixth member of the telecommunications company, who is on remand in connection with the case.

According to reports, 39-year-old senior officer, and a 47-year-old telco officers were arrested at MACC headquarters yesterday after giving recording their statements.

It is believed that the two of them accepted bribes in exchange for obtaining personal information on telco customers using prepaid plans.

Telephone numbers are then used by the content provider of fraud syndicates by charging subscription fees via SMS without the customer’s knowledge or consent.

A 49-year-old telco officer was held yesterday for allegedly receiving RM300,000 for giving a list of customers.