Crime & Courts

Man loses RM3,000 in streaming service scam

SUNGAI SIPUT: A civil servant lost RM3,000 of his monthly salary when he clicked on a streaming service link offering wide variety of movies at a cheaper price.

District police chief Superintendent Mohd Khaizam Ahmad Shahabudin said the 40-year-old man saw the advertisement on his Facebook account on Mac 25.

He said after clicking on the link, the victim interacted with the administrator of the page who then gave him another link to download without realising it was fake.

"The victim only realised that his March salary was gone after checking his bank account on the same day.

"He then lodged a police report at the Sungai Siput police station," he told reporters after attending Semarak Kasih Ramadan 2023 at the Sungai Siput police headquarters here, today.

At the event, about 1,000 bubur lambuk were distributed to the public, mosques, government agencies and Ramadan bazaars.

Mohd Khaizam said the man also did not receive a Transaction Authorisation Code (TAC) to withdraw money at the bank.

He added that the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

On a separate matter, he added that five traffic lights located at major intersections in Sungai Siput would be placed in 'amber light' mode starting April 19.

Mohd Khaizam said the traffic management plan was to overcome congestion in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

"Normally during the festive season, road users will use Jalan Ipoh-Kuala Kangsar as an alternative route to avoid congestion on the North-South Expressway, especially in the Menora Tunnel.

"We expect the federal road heading north will be congested due to the increase in vehicles by more than 200 per cent," he said.

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