JOHOR BARU: A businesswoman who recently lost her husband was cheated out of close to RM400,000 of her savings after falling for a love scam syndicate.
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that the 23-year-old had befriended an individual on Instagram who claimed to be from London, United Kingdom in April this year.
"The victim befriended the suspect under the username ‘chongwei4580’ and had fallen in love with the suspect,” he said.
"On Sept 10, the suspect had contacted the victim after her husband passed away and offered a gift worth USD950,000 (RM3.9mil) as condolences to her," added CommAyob in a statement here on Saturday (Sept 18).
Comm Ayob added that the victim received an email from a Korean delivery comRead More »