Housewife duped out of RM6,150 in online gambling scam


SIBU: A housewife thought she could earn a bonus by taking part in online gambling, but she ended up losing RM6,150 instead.

Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the case happened in March but the 38-year old victim had only made a police report on Thursday (April 25).

He said in March, the victim was contacted by a man on Facebook.

"He introduced himself as an online gambling operator, and enticed her to take part in a game where she could receive a bonus for every game she played," he added.

On March 12, the victim transferred RM6,150 to an account which belonged to one Maria Anthony Paramasivan so that she could qualify to play the game.

"However after the payment was made, she was asked to pay another RM17,000 for her to receive the bonus and a free trip to Hong Kong," he added.

It was then that she realised that she had been duped by the man because she had yet to receive the first bonus but was asked to transfer more money.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

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