Teacher cheated of RM22,600 by FB ‘friend’

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LIMBANG: A teacher paid a heavy price for be­friend­ing and trust­ing an ac­quain­tance on Face­book re­cently and was cheated of RM22,600.

Limbang Dis­trict po­lice chief Supt Mohd Bukhori Saf­fai said the teacher was conned into part­ing with her money as a postage charge for a promised par­cel sup­pos­edly con­tain­ing gold and for­eign cur­rency.

Mohd Bukhori said in her po­lice re­port, the teacher from a long­house in Medamit claimed she only re­alised she had been duped after mak­ing three trans­ac­tions into two bank ac­counts.

The wo­man, who is mar­ried, claimed she made two de­posits to­talling RM4,600 into the bank ac­count of a wo­man on Tues­day.

“Then on Wed­nes­day, the vic­tim made an­other trans­ac­tion of RM18,000 into an ac­count be­long­ing to an­other wo­man,” Mohd Bukhori said.

When the promised par­cel did not ar­rive, the teacher re­alised she had been cheated and filed a po­lice re­port on Wed­nes­day at 12.20pm.

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