Another senior citizen falls victim to lottery scam

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Aug 28: A 65-year-old female hairdresser was swindled out of RM10,000 by three individuals claiming to have a winning 6-digit lottery ticket worth RM300,000 on Tuesday afternoon (August 27).

Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mustafa Kamal Gani Abdullah when contacted today confirmed receiving a report lodged over the incident.

Mustafa Kamal said that the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

He added, the victim was approached by a woman around 2pm on Tuesday near a hair salon along the Kingsway Road who claimed she had a winning 6D lottery ticket worth RM300,000, but could not cash it because she was not a Malaysian and a Muslim.


“The female suspect eventually managed to persuade the victim to help her to claim the alleged winning ticket,” said Mustafa Kamal.

The suspect even showed the victim the purported winning lottery ticket to convince the victim.

Joined by two male suspects, they headed to a nearby bank to withdraw the victim’s savings of RM10,000 to be exchanged with the so-called winning 6D lottery ticket.

After the transaction, the victim when to another bank to deposit the cheque.

However, she was told by the bank staff that the cheque was fake.

A police report was lodged that same day at Miri Central police station (CPS) at 5pm.

Mustafa Kamal said that the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

He advised the public, especially senior citizens, not to be fooled by such syndicates. — DayakDaily