JOHOR BARU: A woman has lost RM261,000 of her savings after being duped by a man she met through a dating app.
Johor Baru North deputy OCPD Supt Fariz Ammar Abdullah said the 40-year-old victim, an engineer, lodged a police report on Sunday (Aug 21) after losing her money in a nonexistent investment scheme.
“Early last month, the victim met the local male suspect through the Tinder app.
"In the middle of July, she was persuaded to buy a coupon (for investment) from the suspect who promised her returns of 5% and interest within 30 minutes after making the payment.
“The victim then used her savings and made 17 online transactions to various bank accounts given to her by the suspect,” he said here on Tuesday (Aug 23).
Supt Fariz Ammar added that to make the scam more believable, the suspect also provided a website link claiming that the victim would be able to see her profits there.
“However, she could not access the website and the suspect could not be contacted again,” he said.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.