PORT DICKSON: She wanted a RM30,000 loan to start a business, but a 28-year-old housewife here ended up being conned of almost twice that amount in a loan scam.

Port Dickson OCPD Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said the victim decided to apply for a loan on April 27 after coming across an advertisement on Facebook.

“She began communicating with a man claiming to be from a licensed money lending company.

“The man allegedly told her that she would have to make certain payments before her loan could be approved to process her application, for insurance and legal fees, as well as a guarantee, ” he said on Friday (May 7).

The victim then banked money into six different accounts in stages totalling almost RM58,000.

Supt Aidi Sham said the housewife was one of three victims who were cheated after responding to similar advertisements over a three-day period here late last…

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