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Assemblyman’s special assistant cheated of nearly RM10,000 in loan scam » Scammer News

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by BERNAMA / graphic by MZUKRI MOHAMAD

SEREMBAN – A special assistant to a state assemblyman lost nearly RM10,000 in a moneylending scam in Bahau, Jempol, near here, on Tuesday.

Jempol district police chief, Supt Hoo Chang Hook said the 52-year-old man claimed he saw an advertisement on Instagram offering loans before he contacted two agents known as Tony and Daniel Heng through WhatsApp to facilitate the loan.

According to Hoo, the victim who was believed having financial problems, applied for the loan.

“However, the victim was asked to pay a sum of money as he did not actually qualify for a loan due to his bank account ‘scoring’  while the sum was also for the transaction and tax in order for the loan to be approved.

“Convinced that the transaction would proceed, the victim made six payments amounting to RM9,345.92 into three different bank accounts,” said Hoo in a statement, here, today.

Hoo said the…

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