Woman cheated of RM2,100 in online loan scam

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– by Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Oct 8: A 21-year-old woman was left RM2,100 poorer after being cheated by a fake loan syndicate.

According to sources, prior to the incident, the victim saw a post on Facebook advertising loan facilities. She decided to respond and received text messages from someone asking her to deposit RM350 into a bank account in order to activate her loan application.

After making the deposit, she was asked to make a second deposit, this time of RM1,750, into another bank account. She made both deposits on Friday (Oct 5)

However, after completing the second transaction, she felt something was amiss. When she tried to contact the suspect’s phone number, her efforts went unanswered.

She then lodged a police report over the incident. — DayakDaily