KUALA PILAH: A policeman’s wife has been cheated of almost RM21,000 in an online investment scam here.
State Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Aibee Ab Ghani said the victim, 32, first received a WhatsApp message on Sept 4 from an unidentified number asking if she was keen to do online work for a day.
“She agreed to do it the next day and was paid RM230. On Sept 6, she received another message from the same number asking if she was keen to invest in an online scheme known as IBC Trader,” he said.
The victim, who was promised high returns on her investment, agreed and was then given a bank account number to transfer the amount she would like to invest.
“The victim then made seven transactions totalling RM20,800 into an account belonging to one Muhamad Saiful Suhaimi,” he said, adding that the victim neither met nor spoke with the person who sent her the messages.
Supt Aibee said that after transferring the money, the victim tried to contact the number but was unsuccessful. She finally realised that she had been scammed and lodged a report on Sept 8.
The case is being probed under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating. Offenders can be jailed between one and 10 years, whipped and fined upon conviction.