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KAPIT, Nov 10: A university student was cheated of RM14,000 in an iPad scam.
Kapit district police chief DSP Freddy Bian said the 20-year-old victim on Nov 3 saw an Instagram post purporting to sell iPads for RM350.
“After transferring RM350 to an account provided by the suspect, he was again asked to send more money for the purpose of activating smart cards, travelling permit as well as criminal record deletion payments,” Freddy revealed.
The student ended up transferring RM14,000 to the suspect.
Freddy said the victim made a police report on Nov 8 after he realised that he had been conned by the suspect.
Freddy advised the public to be more alert and careful and not easily be taken in by advertisements that offer mobile electronic devices for sale at cheap prices.
“Do not make any payment first. Always contact or consult the nearest police station for clarification about online fraud syndicates,” he said_
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating. — DayakDaily