Student or Conman
Lately, Malaysian Immigration and Police has increased their raid to nab illegal African. From internet fraud to drug trafficking and messing with the local girl you just name it, the problem that their brought in here. Their modus operandi is simple, travel to Malaysia using student visa and find as much victim as their can.
The only reason they wan to come here is to make more money and not for knowledge. They already earn their scam degree in their country. “Nigerian Scam”, or “419 Scam” (so named because of the Section Number of Nigerian criminal law that applies to it), can be varies from fake identity on online dating to asking for money for custom clearance. Sweet talk and fake picture are their latest scam where not only Malaysian woman fall for it but also Australian woman. The Nigerian syndicate use Malaysia as their base for criminal activity.
The video below showed how an Australian news agency tracked down Nigerian scammer in Malaysia with the help of Malaysian Police. According to 60 Minutes Australia, 10 000 Australian falls for this scam and transfer a total of $10 Million every months. No wonder this culprit can have a luxury life just by having 3 to 5 fake identity. Can you imagine the conman has another 81 Australian woman mobile numbers. No wonder he can bought $800 jeans.
Rosalie is 53 – divorced and terribly lonely. For romance scammers, the perfect mark. Looking for love online, she met Benjamin Walthol – a handsome, American businessman, working in Malaysia. Ben wooed her for hours at a time – he even sent flowers. Rosalie believed she’d finally found true love. And when the man of her dreams asked for loans to help his business, she happily handed over thousands. THE LOVE TRAP
Love is Blind
Sadly, even how much publicity and news about this fraud on national TV and media, a lot of Malaysian still fall for this online trap. Please Please remember, don’t just simply transfer money to stranger. Yes Love is Blind, but the golden rule is if you’ve met them online and they ask for money, it is a scam.