A 27-year-old man lodged a report at the Kuantan District Police Headquarters (IPD) on Monday after discovering that he was scammed into buying two iPhone 12 smartphones for RM500 per unit from an acquaintance.
According to The Star, Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the victim knew the acquaintance after using his services to buy and deliver goods.
“After over a month of knowing each other, which was early this month, the suspect is said to have offered the smartphone and the victim immediately agreed as the price is much cheaper than the market price.”
Mohd Wazir said the victim was offered a laptop and another smartphone after three days of purchasing the two iPhones.
“Three days later, the suspect offered a laptop and another smartphone for RM1,000, and again the victim was taken in by the ridiculously low price,” he said in a statement.
He added that the victim became doubtful after the suspect did not respond to his texts after he had made full payment through two separate online transfers.
“After waiting for three days he went to the suspect’s house, but was informed by a neighbour that the man had moved out,” he said.
The case is currently being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code.