Housewife fell for promise of TV set and fridge


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003

By SIM LEOI LEOI

PUTRAJAYA: A housewife here was cheated of RM2,300 worth of jewellery after being promised a free 29-inch television and refrigerator by a saleswoman. 

The saleswoman in her early 20’s, who claimed to be selling discount cards, had approached the housewife at her apartment in Precinct 9 early this month on the pretext of having to use the bathroom. 

After using the bathroom, the saleswoman promoted a discount card that would enable her to get between 30% and 50% reductions on electrical items sold at selected outlets in the Klang Valley. 

The housewife was offered a cooking pot as free gift for purchase of the card. 

Police said the housewife was enticed with better free gifts - a television set and a refrigerator – in exchange for her gold chain and two rings as deposit. She was promised that she would get the electrical items that evening. 

The housewife lodged a report after the saleswoman did not turn up and attempts to contact her were unsuccessful. 

Putrajaya CID chief Asst Supt Halimahton Ahmad cautioned residents to be on guard of people selling various products. 

“There have been several cases reported elsewhere of residents being conned into parting with their cash or jewelleries,'' she said.  

Police would like to contact Teoh Ching Ci (IC 851114-07-5672) to assist in investigations. 

“We believe her personal particulars have been wrongly used as we have investigated the last known address stated in the IC and found that nobody by the name of Teoh had lived there,” she said. 

Teoh can contact police at 03-8886 2222.  

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