KUALA LUMPUR: The promise of quick cash landed a Grab driver in trouble when he found out that a syndicate running a money scam had duped him.
The man, who only wanted to be known as Beh, is now facing 10 years in jail for cheating.
Beh said he responded to a job advertisement on social media and contacted a man, who identified himself as Marco, via WeChat.
“I met him in Sri Kembangan and was told to open six bank accounts as the commissions would be deposited into these accounts,” he said.
Beh opened four bank accounts on Dec 26 last year and passed the details to Marco.
On Jan 21, he received a call from a bank saying that one account had been used in a cheating case.
Beh quickly closed all four of the bank accounts on the same day.
He lodged a police report the next day after another bank contacted him and told him the same thing.
Police questioned him on March 22 and said his bank accounts were used in three cheating cases with a total sum of RM30,000.
Beh said he was worried as police had classified the case as cheating and he could end up in jail.
He sought help from MCA’s Public Services and Complaints Department, whose head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said they would provide legal aid to Beh.