Sibu businessman conned of RM3,150 in parcel scam

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SIBU, Oct 21: A 52-year-old man was left RM3,150 poorer after being duped in a parcel scam.

According to Sibu police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit, the victim who is a businessman here, reported that he received a short messaging system (SMS) message through a social medial platform from a user named Peter, on October 16.

He said the victim claimed that he was given a phone number to contact for the purpose of claiming a parcel worth RM50,000.

“The victim was required to make a payment of RM1,700 to an account under the name of Nik Mohd Faizal, and later was asked to make an additional payment of RM1,450 to the same account for the purpose of the parcel insurance, which the victim did,” disclosed Stanley.

However, when the victim contacted the phone number again, his call failed to get through.

The case was investigated under the Section 420 of the Penal Code for fraud. — DayakDaily