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Police in Hong Kong, Macau break up romance scam syndicate suspected of swindling 17 women out of HK$21.5 million
Local police arrest one man, two women suspected of holding bank accounts used to launder proceeds from scamsPolice in Macau arrest one man believed to be ringleader, along with three other suspects
Masterminds evade arrest as cross-border scams target even well-educated, tech-savvy victims. Fraudsters update their scripts, use national security law to frighten victims into paying up.
PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman warns that online love scams are on the rise, with 549 cases reported since January 1.
GEORGE TOWN: It was a double whammy for a 28-year-old woman who lost her job as a promoter and was then cheated of RM1,500 by her “lover in America”.
SHALLOTS from Kelantan are selling at a cheaper price in Golok, Thailand than in the state itself, reported Berita Harian.
SINGAPORE (ANN): Heartbroken after a one-year relationship with a man she met while gaming on the Internet ended, Alice (not her real name) went online again to look for love in July.
KEPALA BATAS: A senior bank officer lost over RM3mil after being scammed by a “gentleman” she met on an online dating application.During the whirlwind romance lasting just a month, the 51-year-old woman transferred the money to three bank accounts between August and September 2018.
Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has posted safety guidelines for Facebook Dating users on their own Facebook page.
Despite plenty of stories about online love scams in the media, head of MCA Public Services and Complaints Department Michael Chong said some victims are still unaware of the usual tactics used by fraudsters.