Student falls victim to iPhone scam


KUANTAN (Bernama): The offer price is RM1,200, yet a gullible buyer ended up paying RM2,950 for an iPhone.

This is what befell a female student who wanted to buy an iPhone 8 Plus, as advertised on Instagram.

Pahang Commercial CID chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the victim, 19, alleged she had paid RM1,200 to a man on Saturday (May 25).

"However, the suspect asked for RM1,750 more, as there was a problem with the courier service which returned the phone parcel,” he told reporters here on Tuesday (May 28).

Supt Mohd Wazir said the victim claimed she could not contact the suspect after settling the additional payment at 5.45pm on Sunday (May 26).

She lodged a police report at the Kuantan police headquarters here on Monday (May 27).

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating, which provides for a jail term of up to 10 years, whipping and liable to a fine if found guilty. - Bernama

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