Another victim fell victim to an online scam and this time it’s cheap and affordable food deals.
A few days ago, a woman came across a local vendor selling roasted meat at affordable prices, according to a Sin Chew Daily report. The screenshot of the menu shows that A 500g portion of char costs only RM15 and A whole roast duck is only RM18.
This is weird & suspiciously cheap!
Since the price is proven to be cheaper than most restaurants offering a similar menu, the woman decided to contact her via WhatsApp to find out more about the offer. The online retailer asks whether she entered any with her membership application would entitle them to a 30% discount.
Since the woman was interested in the deal, she asked her daughter to help with the registration that that would require Download an Android Application Package (APK).
Remember an online maid scam we wrote about recently? In this incident, the victim was unable to complete the transactions despite several attempts and was told he could make the payments manually when the maid reached his home only to find that a whopping RM 30,000 had disappeared from his account. The situation is similar in the case of this woman.
After several attempts, she contacted customer service and they told her that the payments can be done manually. The “customer service” had the audacity to ask if the woman wants to add to her orders.
At that point, she received some notifications from the bank, which revealed that an amount of RM7,431 was transferred from her bank account to another account named Jedry Bin Jiru.
She only had RM20 left in her account after the unintentional transactions!
After the incident, she immediately filed a complaint with the police. Since most of the scams these days involve links and app installs, if you happen to find yourself in similar circumstances, you are strongly recommended to cancel the transaction immediately.
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