MELAKA: A 30-year-old doctor here lost RM72,000 after being cheated in a loan scam.
Melaka Commercial Crime chief Supt E. Sundra Rajan said the doctor initially attempted to secure a loan of RM200,000 after seeing an advertisement on Facebook offering loans with attractive interest rates.
"The doctor, from a government hospital, came across the advertisement earlier this month," he said on Friday (Feb 26).
Supt Sundra Rajan said the scammer who responded to the doctor's enquiries asked him to pay various "duties" amounting to RM72,000.
He said the doctor then deposited the amount in three different bank accounts over seven transactions.
Supt Sundra Rajan said the doctor felt something was amiss when he did not receive the loan.
"He then lodged a report at Melaka Tengah police station on Thursday (Feb 25)," he added.