KUALA LUMPUR: Kindness is not always paid in kind. Just ask Chow Lai Wah. She took a jobless and homeles man from Sibu into her home and even fed him, only to end up being chased by a loanshark for money he borrowed.
Chow, 26, said she took pity on the man, Lau Beng Hiew @ Ah Shou, and allowed him to stay at her house.
Chow’s housemate Annie even bought an air ticket for Ah Shou to return to Sibu on Sept 9.
However, after he left, a loanshark from Genting named Oscar WhatsApped Chow and demanded payment for a loan taken by Ah Shou since she was his "girlfriend".
That was when Chow realised that she was in trouble.
It turned out Chow’s IC had been misused, as she was put down as the guarantor for Lau’s loan of RM2,000.
MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said this was not the first case of "friends" staying over at home and stealing personal details to use in borrowing money from Ah Longs.
He said six cases of misused ICs had been recorded this year.
Chow is now worried as she does not know how many times her IC has been used to borrow money.
“I am not his girlfriend. I was kind to him, so please don't give me trouble."Ah Shou, I helped you, please face your own problem,” she pleaded.