Seventy-year-old businessman in Malaysia cheated of RM6.3 million for helping female netizen inherit inheritance
Posted by 8 Worlds at 27/02/2022 12:47
An overseas Chinese businessman in Malaysia in his 70s was defrauded of RM6.3 million.
According to China Press, the businessman met an overseas Chinese woman who claimed to be British nationality online. The woman falsely claimed that her late father had left her a fortune that she wanted to withdraw by transferring money from the merchant’s bank account abroad.
Subang Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner said they met through Facebook in October last year, and then switched to the messaging app WhatsApp to keep in touch.
Sin Chew Daily reported that She told the victim that she wanted to sell the estate and transfer the money back to Malaysia, but the process of selling the property was very cumbersome, and she had to pay a lot of fees, and persuaded the businessman to give her money to help her.
China Press also reported that the businessman transferred about RM6.3 million to the woman, but only after he could not contact the woman then he realized that he had been deceived and called the police for help.
Subang Jaya police asks the public not to easily trust friends they have met recently on social media and avoid getting scams.
Malaysia woman received fake police call, 1.41 million inheritance deceived
Published by Lianhe Wanbao Dated October 30, 2020 5:56 PM
A 72-year-old woman of Chinese descent suspected of misbelieving in phone fraud. As a result, her parents left an inheritance of 4.3 million ringgit (about 1.41 million SGD) were cheated away!
The former piano teacher “Dolly Ng”, 30 years ago, after inheriting the inheritance left to her by her parents, deposited the money into several banks. Unexpectedly, she fell into the trap of fraudulent syndicates. Over the years, her deposits “turned water overnight.”
According to “The Star” report, she received a call from a self-proclaimed police officer in May last year, stating that her bank account had been frozen due to investigation.
She said that in order to avoid being unable to use the deposits, the other party advised her to open a new account to transfer the deposits from the old account to the new account, so she followed the other party’s instructions to transfer the 4.3 million ringgit to the new account.
Transfer 18 accounts and sued the bank for claims
“As a result, two months later, I learned from a friend’s conversation that it turned out that this was a scam tactic, so I hurried to the bank to check.”
She said that as soon as she checked the bank, she realized that there was only RM14,000 in the bank account, and she reported the incident to the police.
According to the transfer records obtained by the woman from the bank, starting from July 16 last year, her account was transferred to 18 different people’s bank accounts within 45 days, a total of 459 remittances.
She asked, she did not open an online banking service for her account, but why did the bank allow transfers without her approval?
“I am old and retired. This is the only deposit I have, and I don’t have any income.”
She said that she had sued the bank through judicial channels to recover the lost money. At the same time, she emphasized that the bank lost her deposit, so it is necessary to return the money to her. The case has been brought to court.
来自 / 联合晚报 发布 / 2020年10月30日 5:56 PM