SIBU: A 27-year-old air-conditioner seller was cheated of RM32,000 in an investment scam.
According to Sibu district police deputy chief Supt Collin Babat, the victim was invited to join a foreign currency investment scheme through WeChat on March 7.
“The victim became interested after a suspect promised a favourable return.
“The victim then transferred RM32,000 via a deposit machine and online. The last online transaction was made on June 5,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Collin said the victim was later promised by the suspect that the profits would be credited to his bank account along with the amount he had invested.
The suspect also told the victim to invest more in the scheme but the latter was unable to do so after running out of money.
“On June 10, the victim realised his number had been blocked by the suspect after the latter did not respond to his messages.
“Only then did he realise he had been cheated,” said Collin.
The victim filed a police report on Tuesday.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code.