Grocer loses $42,862 to online girlfriend he’s never met

Grocer loses $42,862 to online girlfriend he’s never met

A 35-year-old grocery shop owner claimed he had lost over RM110,000 to his online girlfriend whom he has never met during their eightmonth courtship, reported Guang Ming Daily.

The victim, known only as Shen from Mentakab, said he obtained information about the woman through a smartphone application.

The woman, who claimed to be also from Mentakab, kept asking him to lend her money for various reasons, including to pay the medical fees of her sick mother.

"She said if I did not help her, she would be forced to be a prostitute so I banked in RM15,000 for her in July last year," he said.

He said the woman stopped contacting him in April and only then did he finally accept the fact that he had been cheated.

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