If someone approaches you saying they're a minister looking for a wife and is willing to offer you monetary and material rewards, it's probably too good to be true. Unfortunately, one kindergarten teacher from Kuantan, Pahang had to learn it the hard way when she lost a total of RM4,200 after someone allegedly allured her into believing she's marrying a certain finance minister.
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Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Superintendent Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 59-year-old victim claimed to have been offered RM1 million in cash and a Rolls-Royce luxury car if she agreed to be the minister's wife, who initially approached her through her Facebook page.
According to him, the victim was also instructed by the culprit to deal with an individual named Siti, who introduced herself as a bank manager, in which she was informed to transfer a "processing fee" before she could officially become the wife of the so -called "Tengku Zafrul".
The victim then proceeded to lodge a police report at the Temerloh Police Station on Sunday after realizing that she had been scammed. The police are currently tracking down the suspect and the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code which, if found guilty , could lead to a maximum 10-year, whipping and is punishable by a fine.
The real Tengku Zafrul however, is already married, the last time we checked.
Source: Berita Harian and Malaysian Gazette