SIBU, April 24: A consultant here lost RM45,000 in a Macau scam after trusting a woman he identified as his adopted daughter.
The 67-year victim met the woman when he was attending a six-month course in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2009.
Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit, said towards the end of January this year, the complainant received an email from the woman, “Felicia Miley Adams”, who gave him her contact number so that he could reach her using WhatsApp.
“When the complainant WhatsApped her, the woman told her that her parents passed away and that she would be coming to Malaysia bringing US$100,000 and jewelleries with her,” he said.
On March 17, the woman called the complainant and informed him that the items, kept in a luggage, were detained by the Customs officers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) because it was overweight.
“The woman advised him to make payment to secure release of the luggage,” he added.
He obliged and made three bank transfers totalling RM45,000.
Stanley said the complainant only realised that he was cheated when the woman asked him to make more payments.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating. — DayakDaily