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SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Victims were cheated of at least S$6.8mil (RM21mil) in about 1,700 reported cases of loan scams between January and November last year.
KUALA LUMPUR: A group of extortionists are believed to be threatening would-be borrowers, splashing paint on their houses and vehicles, to force them into taking soft loans.
KUALA LUMPUR: They may be loan sharks but they are no match for the long arm of the law as 3,211 ah long have been detained since 2010.
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 3,211 loan sharks or ah long have been detained involving some RM142mil worth of loans, says Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Zakaria Ahmad.
MELAKA: It was a scam but did not use the usual ruse to deceive a former state official into paying RM3,000 to help his “niece”.
MELAKA: A new twist to the phone scam has emerged in Melaka, and a former top Melaka state official is one of the people who have fallen victim.
JOHOR BARU: The efforts of putting a stop to ah long syndicates in the state have been described as timely, but more operations should be carried out to weed out the problem.
JOHOR BARU: Illegal moneylenders now operate from luxury condominiums and high-end houses around the state as they offer loans to the desperate.
KUALA LUMPUR: A woman gave RM9,000 to a man who promised to marry her.
Fitness centres abused good nature of young people to railroad them into signing expensive gym contracts, says Hong Kong Customs Department
Department says it arrested seven sales staff and one director at three fitness centres for allegedly breaching Trade Descriptions OrdinanceSales operatives sounded out passers-by on street using questionnaires and tricked them into signing contracts with assurances they could later cancel