Tuesday, July 20, 2021

scam cases

‘Utility bill discounts’ that cost him RM39,700!

SIBU: A security company operator thought he could save on his utilities costs by downloading an application onto his smartphone. Instead he ended up losing RM39,700 after he was tricked into installing the application that allegedly offered discounts on utility...

Woman scammed of over RM5k

BINTULU: A 32-year-old woman lost RM5,320 after she was duped in a scam involving a non-existent money-lending company recently. Bintulu police chief Supt Zulkipli Suhaili said the victim saw an advertisement on July 10 on Facebook. "The victim contacted the page...

Technician loses RM180k to investment scam

SIBU: A piano technician lost RM180,000 to a scam after he was enticed by higher profits offered through a get-rich-quick scheme on social media. District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the 48-year-old man had sold a land belonging...

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...

Grandma asked to go for ‘varsity interview’

PUSA: A grandmother of three grandchildren was recently surprised and angry to receive a short message informing her to attend an interview for a diploma course at a public university. According to the message she received, she would receive an...

Cat lover scammed of RM11,550

SIBU: A nurse suffered a RM11,550 loss after she was conned to purchase a non-existent imported pet cat last Sunday. District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the victim, 25, came across an advertisement published by a user named...

Mechanic loses RM41,980 in loan scam

SIBU: A mechanic lost RM41,980 after falling prey to a loan scam. Sibu District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit, in a statement today, said the 45-year-old victim came across a loan advertisement on Facebook on Feb 28 and was...

Love smitten woman loses RM418K

KUANTAN: A 'love bitten' woman cleared out RM418,400 from her mother's bank account all because of her lover whom she only met via a social media application. Revealing the case, Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd...

Conned RM25k by friend in disguise

SIBU: A suspect who disguised as a friend succeeded in conning an accountant of RM25,000. The 50-year-old female victim on Wednesday (Jan 20) received a phone call from a man known as ‘Kevin’ whom she mistook for her friend, said...

A haunting scam experience

BY M GOVIND NAIR KUALA LUMPUR: “The SMS message came at 9.50am on Dec 28 and it shocked me, to say the least,” said Albert (not his real name) as he recalled what he referred to as a haunting scam...
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