If someone approaches you saying a minister is looking for a wife and is willing to offer you monetary and material rewards, it’s probably a scam.
Recently, a kindergarten teacher from Kuantan, Pahang had unfortunately fall victim to such scam and incurred losses of RM4,200 after someone allegedly allured her into believing she’s marrying a certain finance minister.
According to Kosmo, Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department Chief Superintendent Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the victim, who lives in Kemayan, got in touch with the suspect earlier this month.
“The suspect used Tengku Zafrul’s Facebook name and introduced himself as the Finance Minister. He had been sending messages to the victim on WhatsApp too.”
“The suspect promised to give RM1 million and a Rolls-Royce luxury to the victim if she agreed to marry him.” he said in a statement.
After which, the suspect asked the victim to deal with an individual named Siti, who is believed to be the bank manager of Tengku Zafrul. Siti allegedly requested the victim to transfer a “processing fee” before she could officially become the wife of the so -called “Tengku Zafrul”.
The victim made the payment through a deposit machine at a bank in Temerloh on last Friday (10 December).
The victim then realises something was not right and suspected that she was being scammed. After which, she lodged a police report at the Temerloh Police Station on Sunday (12 December).
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.
Meanwhile, the real Tengku Zafrul is already married, the last time we checked.