Salesman and friend cheated of RM29,830 in Bigpay scam

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SIBU,Aug 27: A salesman and his friend were cheated of a total of RM29,830 in a Bigpay scam.

Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said at about 4.42pm on August 25, a man who identified himself as from Bigpay company, informed the 24-year-old salesman that he had won RM2,000.

The suspect told the victim that to ensure the smooth transfer of the money to his account, he had to reveal the OTP (one time pin) of his bank account.

“The victim did so as instructed. However he later found that RM11,930 was missing from his account. When asked, the suspect explained to him that the money in his account has to be transferred out first before the prize money could be deposited to him,” he said.

Stanley said the suspect however told the victim that there were some problems with his account as the prize money could not be credited to him.

“This time the complainant gave the bank account details of his friend including the OTP. After doing so, a total of RM17,900 was transferred out from his friend’s account,” he added.

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