Fourteen traders from Pasar Tamu Sibu Jaya who were victims of a fake money scam on Monday (30 January) have decided to file police reports.
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According to Malaysia Now, the Sibu district police chief Zulkipli Suhaili, the reports were received by the Sibu IPD's Commercial Crime Investigation Department.
"The victims claimed they were approached by a woman in her 40s carrying her five-year-old daughter.
He added in a statement on Tuesday (31 January) that "the woman purchased various daily essentials at the market and then paid the dealers using RM20 notes with serial number CD: 2748412."
He claimed that the sellers, who thought they had been duped by the same woman, realized they had indeed been paid with fake money only a few hours later.
One of the victims then published a live video of the incident on social media to alert others.
An investigation paper has been opened under Section 489B of the Penal Code.