Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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How to prevent being scammed

KUCHING: Unclear of what to do and what not to do when receiving an unknown call believed to be from scammers, pay heed to this advice from Sarawak Commercial Criminal Investigation Department (CCID) chief Supt Maria Rasid. The public should...

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...

Police probes woman for fraud

KUCHING: Police are investigating a woman who purportedly offers services to persons applying for admission into Sarawak through the enterSarawak application in exchange for a fee. Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail said the police received a report on April...

Contractor loses RM7,660 in personal loan scam

SIBU: A contractor suffered RM7,660 in loss after making a non-existent loan in a desperate attempt to cover medical costs. Police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit stated that the 64-year-old man had responded to a personal loan advertisement on Facebook...

Land scams need to be reported

KUCHING: The public are urged to report land scams to the local councils to protect unsuspecting buyers. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said land scams are still happening and will lead to more problems in the future...

Man nabbed for sale of non-existent property

Land sale scam KUCHING: Police have arrested a man they believe is involved in three cases of fraudulent sales of a non-existent piece of land in Santubong. Kuching deputy police chief, Supt Merbin Lisa said on Jan 8 this year, police...

Beware of ‘scratch and win’ scams

PADAWAN: Police here recorded 20 cases of 'scratch and win' contest scams with losses amounting to RM88,679 from Jan 1 to Nov 30 this year. Padawan CCID chief ASP Tina Manchu said last month, complaints of fraud cases involving 'scratch...

Beware of syndicate using IRB logo

PUTRAJAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has advised the public to be wary of a syndicate which uses the IRB’s logo to scam victims. IRB, in a statement, said the syndicate’s latest modus operandi was to send letters, with the...

Woman loses RM80k to scam

SIBU: A woman lost RM80,000 in a credit card scam here, on Tuesday (Sept 15). Sibu district police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan said the 43-year-vehicle spare parts dealer was contacted by a suspect informing her that she had an overdue...

Two lose RM6,460 in scams

SIBU: Two housewives here have fallen victims to two different scams, causing them to lose a total of RM6,460. District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit explained that in the first case, a 35-year-old housewife was at home in Rejang...
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Focus on job creation to eradicate poverty

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