Two Nigerian men and local woman arrested in 'parcel scam'

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 06 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Two Nigerian men and a local woman have been arrested here for allegedly cheating a nurse of RM1,550 in a "parcel scam".

Wangsa Maju district police chief Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail said the suspects were arrested at a condominium in Cheras at about 12.05am on Tuesday (July 2) after a report was lodged by the 22-year-old victim.

In the raid, police also seized several handphones, an ATM card, a SIM card and a laptop believed to have been used for conducting the scam.

"The victim said she lost RM1,550 after being deceived by a man, who claimed to be a doctor from Europe, who asked her to deposit a sum of money in order to get a gift from him," he said.

Supt Rajab Ahad said the group used social media to befriend people and ask them to bank in some money as so-called payment for customs and courier service charges for gifts they would receive as a sign of their friendship.

The suspects have been remanded until Monday (July 8) for investigation. - Bernama

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