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Police arrest online scammer who used fake receipts to obtain handphones

PETALING JAYA (26/05/2017): Police have nabbed a 25-year-old scammer for allegedly using a fake payment receipt to obtain handphones, which were being sold online.
Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department deputy director (cyber and multimedia investigation) Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Kamaruddin Md Din said the suspect along with two of her friends were arrested on Thursday night at a hotel in Setapak.
"Investigations showed that the victim, who had earlier posted an online ad selling handphones, met the suspect on May 13 to hand over the item.
"After the suspect produced the 'receipt', the victim then handed over the handphone without first checking the authenticity of the receipt as the suspect claimed she had to rush to visit her sick mother in Johor.
"It was only later that the victim realised that no payment was made for the transaction. Losses were estimated at RM3,000," he said in a statement.
Following the arrest of the suspects, police believe that 14 other similar cases involving an estimated loss of about RM39,580 have been solved.
SAC Mohd Kamaruddin said the main suspect, who was previously jailed for four months for a similar offence, would be remanded for four days to allow investigations.

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