Scammers con sales assistant, crane operator of RM6,400 in two separate cases

Scam alert. — file pic // Photo: Pixabay

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By William Isau

SIBU, Jan 12: Two individuals lost a total of RM6,400 in two separate scam cases.

The first victim, according to acting Sibu district police chief Supt Collin Babat, is a female sales assistant while the second is a crane operator.

“In the 20-year-old woman’s case which happened on November 22 last year, she was conned into investing in a non-existent investment scheme,” he said.

The victim had transferred RM4,100 to invest in the scheme which was advertised on Facebook.

After transferring the money, she realised that she had been duped after she did not receive the promised returns from her investment.

In the second case, on December 26 last year, a 30-year-old crane operator was attracted by an advertisement on Facebook offering quick loans.

After submitting his personal particulars, the following day he had received a call from a purported agent of the company.

“The suspect asked whether he was interested to take up a loan. He replied that he wanted to borrow RM10,000 with monthly repayment of RM183,” said Collin.

However, before the loan could be approved, the victim was asked to pay RM300 as tax to the Inland Revenue Department and RM2,000 to open an account.

After he did so, the victim was asked to send another RM2,000.

It was then that he realised he had been cheated by the suspect. — DayakDaily