KUANTAN: A factory manager suffered a loss of RM164,601 in an online love fraud after befriending a lady through Facebook 2 years earlier.
Pahang authorities chief Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf stated the male, aged 56, was then provided a part-time task in a plan on a platform through a link sent out on WhatsApp in December 2022.
He stated all conferences and service negotiations in between the victim and suspect were not performed in person however just through WhatsApp.
“After 3 months of working part-time, the victim’s online service account was obstructed as the clients did not get the purchased items,” he stated in a declaration today.
He stated, the victim chose to close the account and to take out the revenues that had actually been taped amounting to RM700,000, nevertheless, was informed to very first pay the processing charge, and federal government tax consisting of custom-mades management charges to redeem the earnings.
According to him, the victim had actually performed 14 deals through 3 various accounts amounting to RM164,601 utilizing his cost savings consisting of from his Employees Provident Fund (EPF).
He stated the victim’s efforts to call the lady who presented him to the online service platform stopped working and he was just informed that she ran out the nation relating to her mom’s medical matters.
The victim then understood that he had actually been cheated and lodged a report with the Kuantan district authorities head office the other day.
Ramli advised the public to be watchful and not be quickly fooled by unidentified people on social media.
He included that the general public needs to likewise examine the accounts got at the link https://semakmule.rmp.gov.my/ initially prior to making any deals. -Be