Poor guy: Man receives RM1,700 in phony notes during mobile phone sale

Scam cases have grown in occurrence in Malaysia lately, from a woman selling non-existent electrical appliances and now, to a man falling victim to a fake money transaction after selling his phone for RM1,950 (US$422).

Kajang District police chief ACP Mohd Zaid Hassan said the victim realised he was scammed after the seventeen RM100 notes he received in cash failed to deposit into his bank account.

“Earlier, the victim had advertised a mobile phone that he wanted to sell on Facebook, and after agreeing to a price offer of RM1,950, he met the suspect who came in a brown Kia Cerato car driven by a man at the Billion Shopping Centre in Bandar Teknologi Kajang.

“The suspect handed over 17 RM100 notes and five RM50 notes. After concluding the transaction, the victim went to deposit the money into his account and realised that all the RM100 notes were not accepted by the cash deposit machine (CDM),” Mohd Zaid said in a statement last night.

Apparently, the victim sold his phone to raise some capital for his business, Mohd Zaid said only the RM50 notes were not fake notes, which amounted to RM250.

“Identify the individuals who you’re dealing with first and check the latest modus operandi (of fraudsters) through the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department’s Facebook and Royal Malaysia Police’s Cyber ​​Crime Alert,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated according to Section 489B of the Penal Code.

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