Food delivery driver falls victim to RM75,300 online investment scam in Sibu

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SIBU, Dec 8: A food delivery man here was defrauded of RM75,300 in an online investment scam yesterday.

Sibu District Police Chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili confirmed the incident, stating that the victim, a 50-year-old individual, fell prey to the scam that began on Sept 10.

The victim was enticed by an advertisement on Facebook promising substantial returns on investment.

“After being attracted by the advertisement, the victim initiated contact with the suspect through WhatsApp,” Zulkipli explained.

The situation escalated on Sept 24 when the suspect added the victim to an investment group using the victim’s phone number.

The suspect then instructed the victim to make payments to commence the investment.

“Between Oct 25 and Nov 24, the victim made six bank transfers into four different company accounts as directed by the suspect,” Zulkipli revealed.

As the victim grew suspicious due to various excuses provided by the suspect regarding the investment returns, he decided to report the matter to the police.

The case is currently under investigation under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which deals with offenses related to cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property. — DayakDaily