Woman in Miri loses RM90k in online investment scam

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MIRI, Nov 18: A female accountant in her 50s, working for a private firm, claims to have lost RM90,000 after being tricked into investing in a non-existent online investment scheme involving foreign currency on social media.

According to Miri police chief ACP Alexson Naga Chabu, the victim lodged a police report on Nov 17.

She was duped into participating in an investment scheme with promises of lucrative profits.

The victim made a total of five bank transactions into a bank account number provided by the suspect.

She only realised that she had been cheated after not receiving any profits despite investing a significant amount of money.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code. — DayakDaily