KUCHING (Aug 22): A woman in her 40’s was scammed a total of RM60,140 by a man she had met on Facebook in July this year.
The suspect with username ‘Tan Jenny Mon’ allegedly told the victim he was sending a gift from Manchester, England as a symbol of their relationship after a month’s courtship.
“The suspect then claimed that he was sending the gift via courier service,” said Padawan district police deputy chief DSP Lim Jaw Shyong in a statement yesterday.
Early this month, the victim received a phone call allegedly from a courier company asking her to pay RM3,500 as taxes for the parcel.
The victim then transferred the amount to a bank account given by the caller.
The caller then asked the victim to transfer another RM11,150 after claiming…