JASIN: A 38-year-old company director lost over RM1.3mil in an investment scam.
Jasin OCPD Deputy Supt Ahmad Jamil Radzi said the victim, who manages a wood-based company here, came across a Facebook post about an investment scheme that claimed to provide quick profits in September.
“After clicking on the given link, the victim was soon contacted by three people who introduced themselves as Alice, Lisa and David.
"The trio guided the victim on the procedure to carry out the investment before adding her to a WhatsApp group,” he said on Tuesday (Dec 5).
DSP Jamil said the victim and her 40-year-old husband were subsequently given financial advice on ways to reap high returns from the scheme in the group chat.
“The scammers also gained the trust of the victim by awarding her with a small sum to lure her to invest in the scam,” he said.
He said the victim then deposited RM1.3mil to 19 different bank accounts.
“The victim suspected something amiss when she received an Initial Public Offering certificate from a conglomerate in China and not a local fund management company as told to her earlier by the scammers.
“She also found out that the certificate is fake," he said.
DSP Jamil said the victim lodged a report at Merlimau police station several days ago.