Guys, we understand it is hard to detect who these scammers are, but we hope everyone can be vigilant when you step out of your house.
Recently, a 47-year-old woman was caught and tied to an iron bar at a morning market in Puchong on August 19 for allegedly scamming a 62-year-old lady in July.
According to Sinar Harian, the old lady recognize the Chinese native as the woman had scammed her at the Puchong Indah morning market in July, and screamed ‘scammer!’ when she spotted the woman.
The old lady’s screams alerted people at the market, leading to them apprehending the alleged scammer and tying her to one of the iron bars near the market.
Police were informed of the incident and apprehended the scammer at around 7.45 am.
The old lady claims that the scammer had hypnotized her to give up her money and valuables worth approximately RM10,000.
Apparently, the old lady was approached by the scammer and two of her other accomplices back in July at the same morning market. The old lady was told that her house was haunted and it needed to be ‘cleansed’. The scammers followed her home and asked for her money and valuables like jewelry, which she ‘willingly’ gave away five gold rings and five gold chains.
As if that was not enough, the scammers returned the following day to ask for more money for an ‘exorcism’ of her house.
Sadly, the ‘hypnosis’ scam is quite common in Malaysia, it can happen from inhaling a type of smoke, eye contact, conversation, drinks or even via phone call and SMS.
Victims of hypnosis will feel uneasy and are unable to respond properly or be aware of their surroundings. The victim will also be controlled entirely by the person doing the hypnosis.
Be careful of who you meet and talk to in public. Stay safe guys!