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Hike in cases of online durian sale scam

GEORGE TOWN (BERNAMA) – Malaysians have been urged to exercise caution when buying durian online especially ahead of the durian season in Penang as cases of fraud involving purchases of durian have been reported.

Timur Laut district police, in a statement on Facebook, said they had detected a hike in scam cases involving online durian purchases in the district, believed to have been masterminded by syndicates.

“Their modus operandi is to advertise cheap durian sales on social media including Facebook and Instagram.

“Those attracted by the advertisement will deal with the members of the syndicate through the WhatsApp application based on the telephone number given.

“The victim is then instructed to click on the link given to download the ‘D4 Durian’ application to make a payment,” read the statement yesterday.

A page would appear when the victim clicked on the given link and as soon as the victim entered the username and password, the payment system would be disrupted.