Man loses RM55,410 in 4D lottery scam in Sibu

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SIBU, June 21: A man in Sibu, thinking he had won RM225,000 from a 4D prediction, ended up losing RM55,410 in a scam instead.

Sibu district police chief ACP Zulkifli Suhaili reported that the 40-year-old victim lodged a report on June 20, stating he was deceived out of his money.

On June 16, the victim received a call from a man claiming to be from Lin Je Kong Temple in Perak.


The caller informed him that he had won RM225,000 from a 4D number prediction.

However, before he could receive the prize money, he was told he needed to pay for insurance and bank processing fees.

“Without thinking twice, he made 12 money transfers into five different bank accounts.

After completing all the transactions, the suspect demanded an additional RM16,580,” ACP Zulkifli explained.

Feeling suspicious after the additional demand, the victim realized he had been scammed.

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