Woman duped by non-existent gold investment, loses over MYR90K

KUANTAN (BERNAMA) – A woman trader claimed a loss of MYR90,581 after being deceived by a non-existent gold investment syndicate through social media.

Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department Chief Superintendent Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 36-year-old woman claimed to have been attracted to an advertisement she saw in her Facebook page before contacting an agent via Telegram.

He said the victim claimed that the agent had promised her a multiple profit after making the investment in the United Kingdom (UK).

“The woman transferred over MYR90,581 into several bank accounts given by the agent from October 16 to December 11.

“However, the victim who had run out of money felt cheated by the suspect after not getting any return during that period and lodged a report at Bentong Police Station,” he said in a statement.