Woman scammed of over RM5k

Zulkipli Suhaili

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 admin, and later sent in a photo of her MyKad and bank account statement for loan approval,” revealed Zulkipli.

She was then asked to make a payment related to loan application process and transferred RM5,320 in two transactions into a bank account given, on July 10.

“She was again asked to make another payment of RM6,050, but refused, realising that she had been cheated.”

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating, which provides for a maximum jail term of 10 years and whipping, and a fine upon conviction.