Cops arrest threesome for illegal money lending

PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested three men suspected of being involved in illegal money lending activities.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said a 32-year-old woman alerted police after following a Facebook loan money ad around noon on June 23.

He said the complainant had contacted the number given in the advertisement to inquire about the possibility of borrowing money.

“The complainant also sent a copy of her ID, pay slip and financial statements to this number,” he added in a statement Tuesday, August 23.

ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin said the woman realized about an hour later that RM8,000 had been transferred to her bank account.

“The suspect then demanded that she repay RM10,000 within three days.

“The complainant, who had never actually made up his mind to borrow the money, sent the RM8,000 back to the suspect,” he said, adding that the suspect then became angry that the rest of RM2,000 was not transferred and had sent threat notices. at the complainant’s home and office.

ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin said police arrested three men in Klang on Monday August 22.

“The three men, in their 30s and 50s, confessed to working in customer service between three months and two years,” he said.

ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin then added that their role was to harass the lenders if they failed to make the payments.

“The three have previous records for a number of ‘ah long’ cases,” he said, adding that they had been remanded in custody for four days to help with further investigations.

ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin has advised the public against borrowing money from illegal moneylenders or long-standing syndicates.

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