BINTULU (July 15): A 32-year-old woman here has lost RM5,320 in total to a non-existent loan scheme.
Bintulu police chief Supt Zulkipli Suhaili said the incident started on Saturday (July 10), after the victim came across an advertisement for a loan offer from a company while browsing the internet.
He said the woman then contacted the administrator of the Facebook page and shared a copy of her MyKad and bank account statement for the purpose of loan approval.
The victim was then instructed to deposit RM2,000 into a bank account, which she did online before transferring another RM3,320.
The suspect then contacted the victim and urged her to pay another RM6,050 in order to get a better score for loan approval.
However, the woman refused when she realised that she had been cheated and lodged a police report on Tuesday (July 13).
Zulkipli called on the public to be extra careful especially when applying for financial loans via social…