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Woman in Malaysia scammed into sending nude photo in loan application

/ 02:07 PM January 10, 2020

MALAYSIA — An engineer in Kuantan became the latest victim of an online blackmail scam after sending her nude photo to a syndicate for “loan approval”.

Harian Metro reported that the 29-year-old first discovered the syndicate’s loan advertisements on Facebook in early December 2019.

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“The woman handed over a copy of her identity card, salary statement, bank account statement, utility bill and a nude picture of herself to the suspect for the purpose of getting a loan, ” said Pahang Commercial Crimes Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof.

The victim then received a WhatsApp message from the syndicate on Christmas Day agreeing to lend her RM5,000.

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Shortly after, the syndicate threatened to leak the victim’s nude photograph if she did not transfer money to its contact person.

Within a span of five days, the victim made 13 transactions to three different bank accounts.

Despite paying RM17,985, the syndicate still demanded an additional RM15,000.

The victim refused and filed a police report at the Kuantan district police headquarters on Monday.

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