Nurse loses $20k in 'good return' scheme

Nurse loses $20k in 'good return' scheme

SIBU - A nurse here only realised that she had been conned of her life sa­­vings after the scammer told her it was "game over".

The 24-year-old victim said she lost RM55,400 (S$20,851) while a friend of hers was poorer by RM37,000 after they joined a Selangor-based social and welfare club which promised members good returns if they recruit other­s to join them.

"The club is run by a husband-and-wife team," the nurse said in her police report lodged on Sunday.

"I was so convinced with the objective of the club which was also to help in upgrading our income.

"I joined it after paying a life membership fee of RM29,400."

Apparently, the club offered a scheme which promised a lucrative return of 5.7 per cent per month for one year. The victim said she banked in some funds to an account in August 2013.

She also lost another RM26,000 when she invested in a get-rich-quick scheme managed by the same club, but under a different name, the following month.

Despite joining the club, she claimed that she was not given a contract and that she was not given any receipts for the money she paid to them. She said she found out that she was cheated when she enquired about her investments.

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