As friends, we’re supposed to help each other whenever one of us is in need, but what will you do when a friend who’s sucked into a scam asks for financial help?
This was the question that a netizen had to answer after a friend begged him to lend RM30,000, where he ultimately chose not to do so out of care for the latter.
M’sian refuses to lend RM30K to friend who got tricked by investment scam
Taking to X to share the encounter, the netizen named Irfan Naushir shared screenshots of a conversation he had with a friend.
According to the screenshots, his friend had unwittingly become a victim of an investment scam and approached him for RM30,000 to continue ‘investing’ in the scheme.
Not wanting to see his friend fall deeper into the trap anymore, Irfan firmly turned his friend down and advised him to break all ties with the ‘investment’ while he could.
Lending him RM30,000 would make the situation worse, resulting in a total loss of RM90,000. This includes RM 30,000 he lost, another RM30,000 he borrowed from me, and an additional RM 30,000 he’d need to repay me.
In two other screenshots, Irfan showed how victims were gathered into a group chat and were cheated of their money.
The group leader would send messages to the “investors” (who were in reality scammers) within the group, telling them saying that an error had occurred with the investment input system, requiring them to pour in money to cash out.
In turn, the “investors” would then say that the money had been transferred and withdrawn in order to gain the victim’s trust.
After seeing the “investors” cashing out, the victims falsely believed it and would usually throw in more cash so that they could rake in the principal of all their investments, not knowing that they’re actually bleeding money away.
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Aduhh mcm mana nak yakinkan kwn aku ni yg dia dah kena scam? Akh dh bgtau jgn bayar lagi RM30k and aku dah refuse utk pinjamkan duit. Don't be denial, you've been scammed.— Irfan Naushir 🏴 (@irfannaushir) October 6, 2023
Jgn dr hilang RM30k, kau risk utk hilang RM90k (scam 30k+resubmit scam 30k+bayar hutang 30k)
I'm sorry bud pic.twitter.com/FUuo4APgnx
As the old saying goes, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is! If you’ve fallen prey to scams, get in touch with your bank or contact the National Scam Response Centre (NSRC) at 997 immediately.