KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): Police here have detected a "love scam" syndicate in the state misusing Islam to fleece their victims.
State police chief Datuk Aidi Ismail said they had received several complaints from victims who claimed they had transferred money to syndicate members to help them to learn more about Islam.
"Syndicate members will persuade the victims to deposit a sum of money, sometimes up to hundreds of thousands of ringgit, even if they only know each other online," he told reporters here on Sunday (Feb 3).
Earlier, Comm Aidi witnessed the handover of duties between Terengganu Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief ACP Fazlisyam Abdul Majid and CID deputy chief (Investigations/Legal) Supt Suffian Santong; Integrity and Standard Compliance Department chief DSP Amran Mohd Ghani and his deputy ASP Nurul Isma Khairuddin, and ACP Abdul Rahim Mat Din who will assume his new post as Kuala Terengganu district police chief.
Comm Aidi said 53 fraud cases involving "love scams" were reported in the state last year with losses amounting to RM12mil. – Bernama