Hazlini Harun, whose family lost over RM200,000 after ‘investing’ in an advertising tool company, and another victim, met with a Google representative in Kuala Lumpur today. Both hope efforts will be taken to stop scammers from using Google platforms in the country and the region.
Retiree Hazlini Harun and her 16 neighbours from Damansara Perdana, Selangor, are among the 200-odd Malaysians who lost their money in a mobile application scheme. Victims hope no one else will fall for the same ‘scam’.
Scammers continue to send out emails, complete with Royal Malaysia Police logo, regarding ‘traffic offences’ and ‘unpaid summonses’. This time, they sent it to this news website.
Scammers are bad. They prey on man’s gullibility, greed, emotions, and sometimes, our inherent need to do the right thing. In this day and age, being a raging sceptic is not necessarily a bad thing, writes Haris Hussain.