Perak Police Detain Seven Fake Money Lenders
IPOH, Feb 10(Bernama) -- Perak police have detained seven men for involvement in a money lending scam.
Its chief, Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah, said that the men, aged between 19 and 48, were detained in Kampar, Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar and Tangkak and Batu Pahat in Johor between last October and last week.
Police also seized RM13,000, believed to be their takings from the scam, he told a news conference here Wednesday.
Four of them were from Tangkak, two from Batu Pahat and one from Kuala Kangsar.
The syndicate was believed to have been active since last May, he added.
The members would put up stickers promoting a money-lending service and when potential borrowers called, they would be asked to deposit 10 per cent of the loan in a bank account as deduction for interest or processing fee.
"The syndicate members would disappear once the money is deposited in the account," he said.
Zulkifli said police had received 100 reports on such scam since last year.
Police were looking for Sim Zeng Soon@Ah Soon 23, whose last known address is No 1082 Taman Tangkak Jaya, Johor, to help in the investigations.
Those with information can call ASP Ng Swie Chait at 055452252 or 012-3121632.