Man loses RM58,800 to investment scam on chat app

KUALA LUMPUR: A man was duped of RM58,800 in an investment scam via a chat application.

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Sukarno Mohd Zahari said it began when the victim got to know an individual on Telegram on March 17.

"He then contacted the same individual on April 27 as he was interested in investing in 'Bitfine.' He received RM543 convincing him of the investment scheme," he said in a statement on Thursday (April 18).

The victim then made eight transactions into five different bank accounts totalling RM58,800, from April 27 until May 8, he said.

"We are investigating under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating," he added.

ACP Ahmad Sukarno advised the public to be vigilant against tactics by scammers.

"We urge those with information to contact the National Scam Response Centre (NSRC) hotline at 997. We also advise the public to check the validity of bank accounts via," he said.

Those with information on any criminal activity can contact Sentul police at 03-40482222.

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