Scammers target school leavers

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  • Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017

A WhatsApp message containing an “offer” to study pharmacy at a so-called higher education institution was sent to SPM and STPM school-leavers, but it turned out to be a scam, Harian Metro reported.

A victim, who only wanted to be known as Mohd Azlan, said he received the message on March 28 and was asked to quickly pay RM300 to confirm the offer.

The 18-year-old from Rawang said he was surprised that he had been picked to join the pharmacy course at the so-called Universiti Akademi Sains Kesihatan Malaysia but did not realise there was no such institution.

“I thought it was under the management of Universiti Malaya as it was supposedly near the UM campus.

“I was told to transfer the money into a bank account before 6pm on Wednesday, March 29,” he said.

However, after depositing the RM300, he could not contact the recipient, and said others could have fallen for the scam as well.

> A contractor who got his 14-year-old daughter pregnant was sentenced to a total of 34 years in jail and 20 lashes of the rotan by the Sessions Court in Kemaman on Monday for rape, reported Kosmo!

The 37-year-old man pleaded guilty to raping his oldest daughter at their home in April last year and again at the same place in June last year.

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