Man Loses RM16,000 in Online Scam

7 March 2007
Penang

An airman from Butterworth was conned by an e-mail received in December into thinking that he had won RM1 million in an online lottery.

He transferred RM16,000 to a woman in China in January when he was told that he would need to pay a tax and processing fee before the winnings can be deposited into his bank account. He realized that he was cheated when he did not see the money by early February.

A police report has been lodged.

The Star Online – Airman loses RM16,000 in Internet lottery scam
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