SIBU, Jan 21: Desperate for money for his medical expenses, a contractor ended up RM7,660 poorer after being conned in a non-existent loan.
Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the 64-year old victim had on Dec 18 last year saw an advertisement in the Facebook which was offering the personal loan.
“The victim subsequently called up a financial agent of the company and told him that he wanted to take up RM10,000 to cover his medical expenses,” he said.
Hours later he received a call from the suspect telling him that his loan had been approved. However, he was told to make several payments as processing fee.
“The victim made 14 transfers of between RM150 to RM880 to several accounts provided from Dec 18 to Jan 18 totalling RM7,660,” said ACP Stanley.
Despite that, he was again asked to make more payments.
This time, he did not do so as he realised that he had been duped.
The case, ACP Stanley said is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating. -DayakDaily