ALOR SETAR (Bernama): A 22-year-old woman lost RM422,745 after she was cheated in a matchmaking scam that duped victims who used a website to look for a life partner.
State Commercial CID chief Supt Elias Omar said the victim, a sales and finance manager at a private company, had, prior to this, communicated with the suspect through a matchmaking website.
‘’The victim, who is from Gurun, first started using the website in October and then was asked to make a money transfer by the suspect to enable her to get a partner.
‘’The victim, who believed in the promises of the suspect, had performed 165 money transfer transactions to various bank accounts that were given by the latter, ’’ he said in a statement here Tuesday (Feb 11).
Elias said the victim only realised that she had been cheated when, to date, no partner had been offered by the suspect, and she lodged a report at the Gurun Police Station on Feb 4.
‘’However, until now, the suspect is still contacting the victim and ordering her to make payments. He threatened to continue harassing the victim or go to her house if she refuses to do so, ’’ he said. - Bernama
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