Contractor and accountant lose RM370,000 in separate online scams

 Contractor and accountant lose RM370,000 in separate online scams

SEREMBAN: A contractor and an accountant here have been cheated of a total of RM370,000 in separate online scams, one a bogus investment scheme and the other an offer of a part-time job.

State Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Aibee Ab Ghani said in the first case, the 55-year-old contractor lost almost RM304,000 after he got to know an individual named “Lilina Lim” on Facebook on Sept 24.

The suspect asked the victim to invest in a scheme which promised high returns.

“The suspect fell for the scam and registered as an investor.

“The victim was also told that if he wished to get his returns faster, he would have to register as a VIP investor and put in a big sum,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (Nov 3).

Supt Aibee said the victim then transferred cash into three accounts belonging to different individuals between Oct 15…

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