‘Millionaire’ retiree ends up losing RM70,000

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  • Thursday, 29 Aug 2013

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> CHINA Press reported that a 65-year-old woman was so gullible that she believed she had won RM16mil out of the blue. She ended up losing RM70,000 to con artists.

The retiree from Kuala Lumpur received an e-mail last October stating that she had won RM16mil in a lucky draw held in conjunction with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

After submitting her personal details and a few thousand ringgit as “registration fee”, she received an ATM card issued by “Africa United Bank” and she managed to withdraw RM150. She was then told to pay more money so that the “jackpot” could be released.

She borrowed money from relatives and loan sharks but finally realised she was cheated when she could not withdraw any money.

> If you can’t spot the moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival due to bad weather, an insurance company based in China will pay “compensation”, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.

Customers who pay premiums starting from 99 yuan (RM54) and will be paid amounts ranging from 50 yuan (RM26.50) to 188 yuan (RM99.60) if they are unable to spot the moon.

The special insurance scheme is being offered until Saturday.

However, it was reported that the response was lukewarm.

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