Tuesday, 19 June 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM
No sex with student, but woes
KUALA LUMPUR: A 21-year-old machine operator ended up RM5,000 poorer after he was duped by a cheat who offered sex services.
The victim, who only wanted to be known as How, said a person using an overseas number called him last Wednesday, claiming that he had several students offering themselves as prostitutes for RM300 each.
“It was 9.45pm when he called me. He said he had many students offering sex,” the victim said at a press conference arranged by MCA Public Services and Complaints Depart-ment head Datuk Seri Michael Chong yesterday.
The cheat then added the victim on the social messaging application WeChat, and demanded a copy of his MyKad to prove he was not an undercover police officer.
The victim obliged. This led to a series of threatening text and voice messages, demanding that the victim purchase RM5,000 worth of Money Online points as “security deposit”.
The “security deposit” consisted of RM2,000 to ensure he was not an undercover police officer and another RM3,000 to make sure that he would not have unnatural sex with the prostitute.
Otherwise, the cheat said he would harm the victim’s family, based on the address stated on the MyKad.
Frightened by the threats, the victim borrowed RM5,000 from his friends to purchase the MOL points on the same night itself.
Unfortunately, the cheat demanded another RM5,000 to be banked into his account, allegedly as “security deposit” to ensure the MOL points were genuine.
“I rejected his demands. Then, he said he has my phone number and he is able to track my location. He also threatened my family’s safety, saying that he will send 20 gangsters to my house,” said the victim.
The victim subsequently brought the matter up to his father and they lodged a police report.
“I know that I’m wrong in this matter. I just hope others, upon hearing my case, won’t repeat the same mistake as me,” he said.
Chong said this was not an isolated incident, as he had dealt with four similar cases in the previous years.
“They are all using the same modus operandi. I know in many cases, victims dare not report such incidents to the police,” he said.
Chong urged the public to be vigilant and not fall prey to such cases in future.
“The police are currently investigating this matter because there has been a threat. I just want the public to be aware of this case and never engage the cheats,” he said.