According to The Star, a Kuantan businessman lodged a police report saying he lost RM295,950 after his son was deceived by a “love scam” syndicate.
Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation, Chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said that the businessman’s 14-year-old son befriended a girl named Anis on Facebook, who claimed to sell cheap smartphones.
His son got her mobile number on FB and as they continued to chat, the duo grew closer to each other. They often contacted one another through WhatsApp and also played the online game, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) together.
“After a few months, the girl, who used the name Anis, reportedly started persuading the victim’s son to lend her money for various reasons with promises to pay it back,” he told reporters today.
The victim said his son then started to make the money transfers to the account given by the girl in May this year and performed 21 transactions which resulted in RM295,950 total. The businessman only realised his son’s actions last month and told him to ask the girl to return the money.
However, the girl stopped responding to the boy’s WhatsApp messages. The businessman then lodged a police report at the Cameron Highlands police station on Tuesday.
Be careful who you meet on the internet, people!
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