Recently, police arrested a group for selling unauthorised reward cards and reloads for Touch n Go (TNG) cards. They had apparently been carrying out their operations in a condominium in Cheras.
Police stated the group had been operating since last year and have illegally reloaded roughly RM12,500 into 22 cards. However, their raid on 16th March has successfully shut down their questionable business.
Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief ACP Mohd Mahidisham Ishak stated that they had arrested two men and three women. The group age ranged between 30 to 46 and two of the five were foreigners.
Police launched their raid around 4pm. In addition to making arrests, they also seized several items. According to the police, eight mobile phones, 1,400 Touch n Go cards, 5,200 reward cards, receipts and a card reader, believed to have been used to illegally top up the cards, were confiscated.
“Investigations showed that the syndicate had been active since March 2021,” Mahidisham Ishak revealed yesterday (17th March). “The cards with the illegal top ups had been sold within the Klang Valley area.” He added that those involved had been remanded for three days for further investigation. The investigation will be carried out under Section 4(1) of the Computer Crimes Act.
The public has been reminded to avoid illegal top up activities. Police have also requested citizens to contact the Kuala Lumpur police hotline (03-2146 0584/0585) or the CCID Scam Response Centre (013-2111 222) if they have any information about such activities.