06 Apr '11, 8am

Singaporean loses $3,114 in M'sian scratch and win scam

JOHOR BARU - A SINGAPOREAN who was shopping at the Johor Baru City Square lost RM 7,500 (S$3,114) in a scratch and win scam. The victim, Loh Kum Fai, 53, said a salesman had approached him and offered a coupon while he was walking along the pedestrian bridge from Custom & Immigration Quarantine Complex (CIQ) to the mall early this month. 'I was told to tear open a coupon given to me and upon opening it, she shouted that I had won a special prize,' he said at a press conference organised by Johor Baru MCA Youth chief Kua Song Tuck. Mr Loh added that he took a taxi with the salesman to the company's office in Taman Molek and was told to pay a total of RM7,500 in fees before he could claim the prizes. Among the items that he had won were a Jade Mattress, an electric stove and a leg massager machine. Mr Loh said that after a few weeks, he only received the mattress, which was ...

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