A kindergarten teacher, who befriended a man who introduced himself as a ‘minister’ on Facebook, was cheated of RM4,200 early this month.
Pahang commercial crime investigation department chief Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 59-year-old victim claimed she was offered RM1 million in cash and a Rolls Royce car if she agreed to be the imposter’s wife.
He added the victim was asked to deal with an individual known as Siti, who introduced herself as the bank manager before asking the victim to pay the processing fee.
“The victim then transferred RM4,200 into a bank account belonging to a man, last Friday.
“However, the victim later realised that she had been cheated and lodged a police report at the Temerloh police station yesterday,” he said in a statement today.
Wazir said police are tracking the suspect and the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating, which provides for a maximum jail term of 10 years and whipping, and a fine if convicted.