Avoid using money transfer service for business transactions
An identity theft case was reported by an internet entrepreneur to Rawang Police after the payment of AUD1,900 (or about MYR6,000) sent by her customer from Australia via Western Union to her was claimed by an unknown man before she went to claim the payment from the international money transfer agency.
According to the victim, the imposter had filled in her name correctly although he marked in the gender field as male and the signature was a fake. Refer to the agency’s website saying that anyone can claim the money as long as he or she can provide Money Transfer Control Number and a valid identification with the name of the intended receiver.
Bureau chief Datuk Seri Michael Chong said this is not the first case causing people losing money using the same service. He also claimed that so far no action has been taken.
by Terry Brown