This happened to my mum on 23 Jan Sat afternoon, not someone's fren's kawan punya story...
She was at USJ1 Giant walking to her car and 1 lady and 1 guy approached her, like those scratch and win gang, but they changed to 'promotional card promo'. They tried to engaged her in conversation in close proximity. Showed her something she won something, this and that. She shooed them off but they tried to stay close while talking to her. Even helped to load grocery into the car for her. Then she recounted that she like kena 'charmed', followed them to their office nearby. At the office, they gave a water filter as 'door gift' and keep trying to get her to choose this package, that package. pay this amount get something 2x the value. she kept telling them she had not much money in the bank.. Said pay RM3000 can get this lah, that lah.. She was aledi dazed and just simply chose something.

Next thing she knew, she went with them to the Petronas station in USJ1 to withdraw. Her ATM daily limit is only RM1,500. but the lady managed to increased the limit higher. But there was only less than 2,600 in the account (good thing).

Only when she came home, she 'woke up' and realized she was conned. Luckily, we always keep minimum amount in the ATM card account. My parents went to make police report the next day.

So these syndicates are still pretty much alive. And it can happen to anyone no matter how cautious u are. They probably have something on them to 'charm' their victim.

So if there are ppl approaching u in the car park with similar modu operandi, walk away back to the mall.
So to be safe, don't keep big amount of money in the ATM card bank account. So that even if one falls prey, they can't get much from you...

Fast forward to 3rd Feb, my mum told that a lady called her in the morning, talked to her about getting back her money. Ask her to go to their office... after a few minutes, she got tired and past the phone to her friend. If don't want to cancel report, threatened to bring her court. Her friend told the lady : 'Good, go to court lah'. After a while, knowing that she can't get anything, the lady hung up...
Later in the afternoon, an 'Inspector Yip' called her, 'advise' her to settle with the ppl and to cancel the police report..
I told her to ignore them, and to go to the police station to report this phone call.

According to my mum, the gang is still active at the Giant USJ car park. So if you or your parents go to Giant USJ, please beware of this 'Promotional card' gang. They work in pairs and target the elderly...

I don't want to speculate that they might have insider in the police station. However, the 'so-called Inspector Yip' who called my mum was able to provide details in the police report she made... hmmmm... She also have been getting a few calls since then to get her to settle and 'tarik balik' the police report.

Forgot to mention that when they were engaging her in their conversation at the car park, they asked her few times whether she is feeling ok, got dizzy or not.... hmmm.... Sounds like they have special 'perfume' on them to 'weaken' their victims...

They are probably using this powerful drug called Scopolamine, also known as "The Devil's Breath." Not some Black Magic charm or spell..
It's a substance so intense that it renders a person incapable of exercising free will. Basically you will obey any instructions of anyone around you, all the while appearing normal and conscious to anyone watching.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToQ8PWYnu04

Beware of these ppl, when they keep trying to stay close to you.. get away from them or activate the car alarm... before the drug took effect on you...

Another friend told me about his worker's experience. He withdraw his rm3000 salary from MBB ATM. A chinese man walked next to him n try to start a conversation. Next thing he realised, the man reached into his pocket n take away his $$$ but he couldn't resist. He only seem to "wake up" after the man has left.