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Woman’s Facebook love scam exposed

Friday June 25, 2010
Woman’s Facebook love scam exposed

AS many as 10 men were cheated of their love and money by a woman going by the name Sai Sailani in an Internet love scam, Harian Metro reported.

The newspaper interviews a victim known as Suresh, who related how he was cheated of RM1,600 after befriending Sai Sailani on the Facebook social networking site.

The 28-year-old was attracted to her profile picture and the two became Internet friends.

“She was good at sweet-talking and I fell head over heels after a few weeks of communication,” he said.

The victim allegedly transferred RM1,600 into the woman’s bank account after she told him of her pressing financial condition in supporting an ailing father.

“I really loved her and believed that she needed the money,” he added.

The woman’s ploy was exposed when another victim, Jaya, grew suspicious upon spotting an inconsistency in her Facebook identity and the bank account number that she had given to him.

Jaya, 32, said he confronted the woman at her office after doing some checking.

“I was shocked to discover that she did not look anything like the photos that she had posted on her Facebook page,” he said.

“She was fat and unattractive, a sharp contrast from her sexy profile photos.”

The victim lodged a report at the Dang Wangi police station.

> In another report, Berita Harian said a peeping Tom in Kuantan was fined RM100.

The father of five was reported to have peeped at a 25-year-old woman at Taman Jasmin here on June 21.

The man, Eddy Che Din, was brought to a magistrate’s court and pleaded guilty to the charge.

The 44-year-old told the court that it was his first time in committing such an offence and promised not to repeat it. Magistrate Nor Zaihan Mohamed Ali fined him RM100 or three weeks’ jail in default.

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