Sabah cops nab Sarawakian over 33 cheating cases

Written by: Victor Charlie | 12 Jan 2018 18:08
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12 Jan 2018 18:08

Sabah police believed they have solved numerous cheating cases via social media with the arrest of a 27-year-old man in Kota Kinabalu on Friday.

The suspect from Lawas in Sarawak was linked to cheating cases involving online trading in Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia.

According to The Star, Sabah police commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said police also recovered debit and credit cards and bank books as well as several handphone SIM cards from different Malaysian financial institutions.

"He uses different modus operandi to cheat his victims through the Internet. As an example, he offers the sale of a non-existent handphone through social media chat groups like WeChat.

“Unsuspecting victims then bank in the money into an account and he cannot be contacted after that,” Comm Ramli said in a statement Friday.

The suspect has been remanded and is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

Comm Ramli urged the public to be careful when trading with unknown people, adding that they should ensure if sellers were genuine.

“This way they will reduce the risk of being cheated by unscrupulous people,” he added.

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