Business man loses RM72,000 for parcel scam

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SIBU, Nov 17: A business man parts with RM72,700 after falling victim to a parcel scam recently.

Sibu police chief Assistant Commissioner Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the 64-year-old befriend an American man who identified himself as “James Hanson” through Facebook.

“James Hanson said that he will be sending a parcel of cash with the amount of USD110,000, and requested the victim to change the money to Ringgit Malaysia, and later give the money to his son who is studying at Coinlin University.

“James Hanson also claimed he had tried to send the money to his son but failed because there were too many process. Out of sympathy, the victim is willing to help,” he said.

Stanley noted that the victim later received a message through whatsapp from a female who identify herself as Celine Chong from Empress Logistic, saying that the delivery item for the victim had arrived and asked the victim to make a payment to release the parcel which contained money.

He said the victim made six payments – October 31, November 4, November 6, November 13, November 14, and November 15 this year, into two bank accounts under Ismail Salim and Loo Lay Swee.

“The victim however felt cheated when Celine Chong asked for more payment,” said Stanley.

The case is being investigate under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.— DayakDaily