KUANTAN: A woman in Maran, near here, was allegedly cheated out of RM56,360 by a travel agent who claimed to organise trips to China. The 37-year-old victim, who had been corresponding with the ‘travel agent’ via WhatsApp since 2018, had been appointed to collect travel fare from 29 of her friends for a group tour of China, scheduled to begin on Dec 12, this year. After taking on the role of tour leader, the woman began collecting between RM1,650 and RM1,990 from each of her friends. After receiving the final figure of RM56,360, the woman claims she banked the money into the ‘agent’s’ account. On Saturday, the woman lodged a police report at the Maran police station, Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Superintendent Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof told reporters here, today.
Source: New Strait Times December 15, 2019 03:33 UTC