A Company Director In Ipoh Loses RM5.29 Million To Love Scam

A company director in Ipoh, Perak has lost RM5.29 million after being scammed by a man, who claimed to be an American, whom she met on an online dating site.

According to Malay Mail, the Kuala Lumpur police chief, Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said that the 64-year-old victim has lodged a police report.

“The suspect introduced himself as a paramedic at California Hospital and deceived the victim by stating that the man received a large contract for the supply of medical equipment worth US$22 million, RM98 million and needed initial capital funds, and promised to marry the victim,” he said in a statement.”

a company director in ipoh loses rm5.29 million to love scamPhoto via Malay Mail

Believing the promise, Azmi said that the victim had made 120 money transfer transactions into 14 bank accounts given by the suspect, in stages between January and June 2022, totaling RM5.29 million. 

Azmi added that the victim has used all her savings and made a loan with a licensed money lender. 

A preliminary check found that the bank accounts involved also had records for several cases of fraud using a similar modus operandi.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating. 

Scammers are very good at what they do, and they can be very good at convincing you that they are who they say they are. So, be careful, guys!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat