KUANTAN: A medical assistant lost RM14,800 after borrowing money from a non-existing online money lender.
The state Police Contingent Commercial Crime Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 32-year-old victim was surfing the Internet when he found out about Top-Max Capital & Business Sdn Bhd, a money lending company.
The victim, who works at a government hospital in Temerloh, then contacted the company’s agent and talked to a woman named Linda.
“After getting the details about the loan, the victim agreed to borrow a sum of RM40,000 with the company.
“To complete the transaction, the victim was asked to do a few payments including pay a deposit and for the system duty. The victim has done a few transactions amounting to RM14,800 since Aug 24 until yesterday,” he said during a press conference here today.
Mohd Wazir said the victim still didn’t get the loan even after paying all the requested money and the suspect kept giving excuses.
“The victim tried contacting the company to get his money back but to no avail, before decided to lodge a police report at the Temerloh Police Headquarters yesterday,” he said.
Mohd Wazir added that this syndicate’s modus operandi is to offer a loan using a non-existing money lending company online.
“Police have taken the victim’s statement and identified the account used by the suspect and this case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating,” Mohd Wazir said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd