Technician loses more than RM220,000 to online scam

SEREMBAN: A 45-year-previous technician from Sg Pelek in Selangor has been cheated out of far more than RM220,000 in a love-cum-parcel scam.

Condition Professional Crimes Investigation Department main Supt Aibee Abdul Ghani claimed the victim’s problems commenced in January when a female acquired in contact with him through Fb messenger.

“The woman introduced herself as ‘Mei Ling’ and claimed to be a doctor from Yemen.

“They then retained in contact and inevitably grew to become shut,” he explained.

Supt Aibee reported after a couple of months, Mei Ling informed the sufferer that she would be sending him a parcel containg US$1mil (RM4.22mil) but he would need to have to make some payments for delivery.

The victim agreed and on Feb 18, he went to a financial institution in this article and transferred RM25,137 into an account.

On March 10, he transferred yet another RM60,650 from a financial institution in Nilai into the identical account and four times later, a sum of RM60,000 into another account.

Supt Aibee said the suspect requested the sufferer to make the payments as the parcel had been detained by the Customs department in Cambodia.

“On March 28, Mei Ling informed the target that he would have to fork out an additional RM76,686.15 to alter the title on the parcel to his.

“The sufferer agreed and went to a bank in Lukut and transferred the cashaccount,” he stated.

Supt Aibee stated on March 31, Mei Ling once more instructed the target to lender in RM41,000 to claim the parcel that had arrived at the KL Intercontinental Airport.

“On the other hand, the target did not do so as he had run out of personal savings.

“He also ultimately realised that he had been ripped off by the woman and lodged a report,” he said

Supt Aibee said financial institution officers experienced requested the target the motive he transferred the income into the two accounts each and every time but he would say that it was to spend off his money owed or were loans to good friends.

“It appears to be that Mei Ling experienced told him to say this so that they would not find out that he was currently being scammed,” he claimed.

The scenario is staying probed underneath Area 420 of the Penal Code for dishonest.

The offence carries a jail term of among a single and 10 decades, whipping and a fantastic on conviction.