Woman reports extortion from con artist
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A woman filed a police report about extortion by a man who claimed to be the head of the personnel bureau at the Jakarta Police headquarters, kompas.com reported on Friday.
YS, 36, said she received a call from the adjutant of the officer, who asked her to call his superior on his cellular phone. She made the call and was ordered to transfer Rp 5 million (US$530) to a bank account. The con artist claimed his wife needed the money for her activities.
YS realized on Thursday she had fallen for a scam when a friend who had a connection to the police’s personnel bureau said that the phone number was not recognized and that the office had not contacted the victim.