Woman cheated of $23,800 in online scam

MALAYSIA - A woman from Serdang was cheated of RM60,000 (S$23,800) in an online scam, reported Sin Chew Daily.

Known only as Tan, the 24-year-old woman said she befriended a smartphone agent named Annie Chin via Facebook in January and had joined to become a distributor.

She said that she had since banked in RM67,360 via 14 transactions to Chin to buy 51 smartphones but did not receive the items.

Tan also said that after calling the agent numerous times, she was refunded RM9,000.

Tan added that she had lodged two police reports against Chin.