VIDEO: Lavish Birthday Party of Suspects Behind The Infamous Macau Scam Got Malaysians Angry AF

(source: Twitter)

A simple Google search on ‘Macau Scam Malaysia’ will show you much damaged the syndicate has done to Malaysia. According to Utusan, victims have collectively lost RM405,700,000 to the group in the last three years – that’s over four hundred MILLION worth of money taken from common-folks.

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) also reported that from 2018 to last September, this syndicate has managed to scam roughly around 6,500 Malaysians.

In case you didn’t know, the scheme usually starts with a phone call from someone pretending to be an officer from a bank, government agency or debt collector who will use the tactic of the victims owing money or have unpaid fines. Victims are pressed to settle payment or provide access to their bank accounts or face “dire consequences”.

Recently, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) apprehended five people, including a person with a Datuk Seri title along with his wife, suspected to be involved with the syndicate. The individual has also been engaging in money laundering and running an online gambling site, according to Kosmo!.

(source: Kosmo!)

MACC noted that the Macau Scam might also involve several household names and local celebrities.

Apparently, the Datuk Seri and his wife are quite well known amongst local personalities who frequently party with them. The profit generated by the illegal activities is allegedly laundered by funding celebs’ vape products. It is unknown whether the local celebrities are voluntarily involved in the scam.

While netizens were applauding the arrest of the five suspects, a video of the suspects celebrating at a lavish birthday party began circulating on social media platforms and of course – Malaysians got mad af.

Watch it here and take a look at the reactions: