Female entrepreneur loses RM44,000 in get-rich-quick scheme

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Lured by a luxury travel package to Cambodia and special services for four days including being accompanied by a so-called ‘General’ from the country, a female entrepreneur lost more than RM44,000 in a get-rich-quick scheme.

The victim, who wanted to be known as Zana, 51, was among dozens of victims who fell prey to the investment scheme.

She said she had heard about the investment through an agent introduced by her friend’s acquaintance.

“The tactics they use are very cunning because they do not use any social media platform, instead they operate through a network of contacts that is ‘a friend of a friend’.

“This includes being taken to Cambodia on a holiday by the so-called investor, ostensibly to see for oneself the real estate project including gold-related investments and private company’s equity developed there besides being presented with branded phones,” she said at a press conference at the office of the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) yesterday.

Zana said, they were accompanied by an individual with the rank of ‘General’ on their visit to the country and even their vehicle was escorted by a police motorcade.