SIBU: A piano technician who was so much interested to earn high dividends ended up being cheated in RM180,000 by online scammers.
Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the 48-year old victim was surfing the internet when he came across a link to a fake investment website on May 23 at 2pm.
He then sold off his father’s land for RM180,000 to invest in a “get-rich-quick scheme”.
“He clicked the link to download an application.
“He was interested in the high dividends from an alleged investment scheme, he sold off his father’s land,” Jonathan said.
The victim clicked the link, downloaded the application and made three bank transfers totaling RM38,000 on May 24 and 25 to three account numbers provided by the suspect to participate in the scheme, according to Jonathan.
“On May 25, he wanted to withdraw the dividends, which were credited into his application. However he was told to make more investments to be eligible for the withdrawal,” he added.
The victim followed the instruction and banked in another RM142,000.
The victim waited to receive the dividends, but nothing come out, only then he realised that he had been conned.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.
Source: The Star