In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ms. Chua was convinced that the man she befriended on Facebook was a pilot for China Airlines. He told her he was sending her a package containing U.S. dollars — but first he needed a deposit just over $900 in Malaysian currency. Needless to say, the money was gone.
The woman appeared at a press conference with Michael Chong, Public Complaints Bureau Chief. “She didn’t lose much money because we saved her,” Chong said.
“I urge the victims to make police reports,” Chong said.
Love scammers are operating internationally, so officials should be working to educate people about these financial predators all around the world. At least officials in Asia are trying.
The heavy price of false love, on FreeMalaysiaToday.com.