Trader duped of $400 by conman at govt office

Trader duped of $400 by conman at govt office

A trader from Hutan Melintang, Perak, who went to Putrajaya to apply for work permits for two Indian foreign workers ended up losing RM1,000 (S$387), Tamil Nesan reported.

P.S. Krishnan, 54, was waiting to submit documents at the Imm­igration Department when a man approached him. He said the man took his handphone number and documents for "approval".

After half an hour, the man called to inform him that his superiors had given the green light and requested for RM1,000 to be banked into a Maybank account number.

The man then called to confirm that the money had been banked in but Krishnan became suspicious when he requested for another RM1,000 for a two-year work permit. He then asked the man to refund the RM1,000, but the man switched off his handphone.

He said it was shocking to find imposters at the Government's main administrative centre in Putrajaya.

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