ALOR SETAR: A 22-year-old woman lost RM422,745 after she fell prey to a match-making scam which duped unsuspecting victims who had used a website to look for life partners.
State Commercial Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Supt Elias Omar said the victim, a sales and finance manager at a private sector company, had communicated with someone through that social site.
‘’The woman, who is from Gurun, first started using the website in October last year and was then 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, performed 165 transactions to various bank accounts which were given by the latter, ’’ he said in a statement yesterday.
Elias said the woman only realised that she had been cheated when there was no partner offered by the suspect until now.
The scam victim lodged a report at the Gurun police station on Feb 4. — Bernama
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