Two female doctors scammed of their money

Two female doctors scammed of their money

There is no cure for heartache as two female doctors found out after they were scammed of their money, reported Harian Metro.

In the first case, a woman doctor in Wangsa Maju was allegedly cheated of RM65,000 (S$24,260) by a Nigerian, whom she had thought was a British businessman.

The man had sweet talked the doctor into banking in the sum for some investments in Thailand.

It was learnt that the doctor had been in contact with the man, who went by the name of Davis Grey, since October 2013.

The man, who had even promised to marry her, went "missing" after getting the money and the doctor, realising that she had been conned, finally lodged a police report.

Following the report, Wangsa Maju District Acting police chief Supt A. Asmadi Abdul Azizi said a house in Setapak was raided at 9.15pm on Wednesday.

A 39-year-old Nigerian man and three foreign women were nabbed.

In Alor Gajah, another woman, a 41-year-old dental surgeon, was allegedly cheated of RM31,200 in a love parcel scam by a man claiming to be a British resident named Yusuf Mohamad.

According to the married mother of four, the man, whom she had known from a social site, said he wanted to invest RM10,000 in her company and that he liked her.

"On Jan 11, Yusuf contacted me, saying he wanted to send me a gift. I said no. Three days later, a woman by the name of Siti Faridah Harun, claiming to be from a courier company, called about a parcel and asked for RM3,800," she said.

The doctor banked in RM31,200 in total because the parcel was being "held" by Customs for containing RM1mil.

She later lodged a police report.

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