IPOH: A steamboat restaurant proprietor who wished to purchase a high-end iPhone on-line obtained into bother when the “vendor” used the previous’s private particulars to supply non-existing credit score loans.
Lee Chet Onn, 24, by no means acquired the iPhone he ordered in Might after offering a duplicate of his MyKad, a affirmation doc from the Credit score Tip-Off Service (CTOS), and an preliminary cost of RM400.
Lee mentioned he obtained interested in the supply by way of an commercial on Fb, the place to be able to get the cellphone value RM6,000, he might pay in instalments for 36 months.
“After doing all the mandatory, the Fb account of the vendor was not obtainable, and on Might 12, my buddy knowledgeable me that my particulars had been being misused by a credit score mortgage firm to cheat folks.
“The corporate had apparently been concentrating on those that want loans into paying deposits, stamp charges and so forth utilizing my profile Fb photograph, and my particulars.
“Individuals have been coming to my home, taking pictures and loading it on-line stating that I had cheated them of their cash, ” he instructed a press convention organised by Menglembu assemblyman Steven Chaw.
Lee mentioned he had lodged his first police report in Might over the matter, and realised once more that an organization generally known as “FK Capital” used his particulars on Nov 9 for a similar goal, and once more he lodged one other police report.
“I wish to clear my title, and I hope the individuals who have been cheated, will do the mandatory, as I’m additionally a sufferer myself.
“It has been very traumatic for my household and me when nasty messages are posted on-line about me, and other people coming to my home to take pictures, ” he mentioned.
Chaw mentioned he would assist Lee lodge a report with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Fee (MCMC) as effectively.
“I wish to remind folks to watch out when buying objects on-line. Please solely purchase objects from verified sellers and websites.
“There are lots of doubtful web sites providing objects, and loans with simple processing steps, particularly now with the conditional motion management order, the place persons are in want of cash, ” he added.