Here’s a lesson on taking loans and sharing your personal information.
Last Monday, a 29-year-old engineer from Kuantan lodged a report against a loan company that blackmailed her, costing her nearly RM18K and a nude photo of her!
“The woman handed over a copy of her identity card, salary statement, bank account statement, utility bill and a nude picture of herself to the suspect for the purpose of getting a loan,” said Pahang Commercial Crimes Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof.
According to The Star, the woman first discovered the syndicate’s loan advertisements on Facebook in early December 2019.
She then received a message from the loan company on Christmas Day, agreeing to lend her RM5,000.
The syndicate immediately threatened to leak her nude photographs if she did not transfer the money to its contact person. The victim obliged and within the span of 5 days, made 13 transactions to three different bank accounts.
Unfortunately, despite paying RM17,985, the syndicate still demanded an additional RM15,000 in which she refused to hand over and quickly filed a report to the Kuantan district police headquarters on Monday.
Let this be a reminder for all of us to be careful when sharing our personal information and to not fall for online syndicates!
By: Siti Farhana Sheikh Yahya