Love scammer's sob story leaves businesswoman RM74, 000 poorer


BALIK PULAU: A 47-year-old entrepreneur here lost RM74, 000 in an online love scam.

Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Kamarul Rizal Jenal said on Friday (June 18), the victim met a man through Facebook in April and struck up a friendship.

“The suspect claimed that he was from the United States and needed money as he was experiencing a financial crisis with an excavation project in Italy.

“He told the victim that he needed some money to repair the site of the project.

“The victim, who had known the suspect for around a month by then, believed him and transferred RM74, 000 over seven bank transactions to two bank accounts provided by the suspect.

“The victim realised that she had been scammed after recounting the incident to her friend.

“She found out that the suspect’s profile pictures were used on several fake Facebook accounts and came to make a police report on Thursday (June 18) night.

“The case will be investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating, ” he said in a statement.

Supt Kamarul urged the public to always be careful and not fall victim to love or parcel scam syndicates through social media.

“The public is advised to make a check on account numbers through the Royal Malaysia Police Commercial Crime Investigation Department link (https://ccid.rmp.gov.my/semakmule) or download the Check Scammers CCID app through Google Play before making any transaction, ” he said.

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