E-hailing driver conned of life savings

MIRI: A 40 year-old e-hailing driver was duped of RM14,200 in life savings by scammers who claimed to be loan sharks, asking him to repay money that his friend owed them.

The victim reportedly made 52 transactions into two different bank accounts between December 26 last year and April 21 this year, before realising that he was scammed.

According to Miri police chief ACP Hakemal Hawari , the victim was scammed following a message he received via WhatApps purportedly from a loan shark (along) in Kuala Lumpur.

The message told him that he must settle his friend’s loan, else his friend and family would be harmed.

Fearing for his safety, the victim made a total 52 transactions into two bank accounts.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for deceit.