SIBU: A fishmonger here had to say farewell to his RM69,700 in an online scammer recently.
Sibu police chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili said that a report was made on July 14 by the victim who claimed that he wanted to borrow RM60,000 from a suspect who disguised as a money lending agent on a social media platform.
“He (the victim) made a total payment of RM69,700 into eight bank accounts in 13 transactions through internet banking and CDM from June 22 to July 8.
“The payment transactions are for loan processing matters such as banking documents, registration, processing fees, and tax payment for immediate approval.
“He was also promised a refund after obtaining the loan approval,” the local police chief said in a statement today.
Zulkipli revealed that after the victim made the payments, the loan agent could no longer be contacted.
“The victim became suspicious and had lodged a police report for further action,” he said.
Zulkipli urged members of the public to check with their respective banks and make inquiries if they have doubts to avoid being cheated.
For any advice or further information, members of the public can contact the CCID Scam Response Centre on 03-26101559 or 03-26101599, or send a mule check application to http://semakmule.rmp.gov.my or follow the CyberCrimeAlertRMP or JSJKPDRM on Facebook.
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