Beware of Scratch-and-Win Scams


Even the Modus operandi of the Scratch-and-Win Scams are almost the same and always highlighted in the Newspaper, a lot people still fall into this trap.

This is mainly due to Greed and Ignorance!

There’s no such thing as Free Lunch!

Even NOT  a Breakfast or Dinner!

The Scratch-and-Win operator is a commonly seen at Bintang Walk(near to KL Monorail Bukit Bintang stop) and actively since last two week.

I also bump into them at Mid Valley Bus stop last month.

I myself witness how they convince their prospect.

The Sales Person(normally a young teenager) will hand over a lucky draw coupon to the prospect. The prospects(victim) would  scratched on Lucky Draw coupon and would won a car model like Toyota Altis, Proton Persona or Perodua Viva. The victim then need to go to the syndicates  office to claim the car.

A taxi is readily waiting to fetch the prospects to the office(all these are pre-arrange).

From what I read and gather, when they reached the office, a Manager will explain the winning car prizes plus a “newly” won prize like Plasma TV, oversea travel tour, water filter etc.  The prospect then will asked to pay in order to claim the prizes and sign an agreement.

For detail victim experience, please read the below newspaper extract below.

Who is the real Winner in this Scratch-and-Win Scams?

For sure the Looser would be Sales Person(normally a teenager being exploit) and the victims.


Student loses RM2,200 in scratch and win scam

By pekwan

Cheok [1]

VICTIM: Cheok showing the police report and the identity card of a women who conned him

COLLEGE student Cheok Yin Keat had in the past read accounts of people being duped by “scratch and win” scams.

However, little did he know that he would one day fall prey to a scam that he has read so much about. The Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman student initially thought that he had won himself a brand new car, but instead lost RM2,200 in cash.

Relating the incident, the 22-year-old from Seremban said he was at Berjaya Times Square on Sunday when he was approached by two women and four men. They invited him to take part in a contest, where he would have to scratch a coupon and find out the prize that he had won.

“Initially, I refused to take part and asked them to show their identification card. One of the women then handed me her card and told me that I do not need to pay anything, and that I should just give it a shot. I agreed and scratched the coupon they gave me,” he said.

The group had earlier explained to Cheok that a colour would appear when he scratched the coupon and that different colours would indicate the type of prizes he would get. Silver colour was for the grand prizes which could either be cars, cash or tickets to holiday destinations.

“I was elated when I got the silver colour and they asked me to follow them to their office in Taman Desa  to find out the actual prize I  had won,” said Cheok. However, once we arrived at the office, Cheok was asked to pay RM3,800 in order to redeem the prize.

Since he did not have the full amount, one person from the group then offered to help him pay RM1,600, and asked Cheok to pay the balance of RM2,200.

“Without hesitating I went to the nearest ATM machine and took out the money and passed it to the same woman who showed me her identification card. She seemed like she was writing down the code number of my money but managed to run away with my money right under my nose when two guys distracted me,” said Cheok.

The whole situation just became more and more like a movie when they gave Cheok a jade studded pillow claiming that it was worth RM4,000 which he refused to take.

Finally, realising that he was being duped, Cheok demanded for his money back but this time, the men did not pretend to be nice anymore when they pushed him out of the office and left the premises when Cheok threatened to call the police.

Cheok then lodged a report at the Brickfields police station and sought help from the MCA Wangsa Maju Division, where he brought along the woman’s identification card which was given to him earlier.

“Now that we have the identity card of the woman, we will give her one week to come to our office to return his money and she can take her card back. But if she refuses, we will write a letter to the National Registration Department and request that she is not given a replacement card,” said MCA Youth Chairman for Wangsa Maju Division Soo Jing Wey who held a Press conference yesterday morning at Taman Danau Kota, Setapak.

MCA Youth calls attention to scratch-and-win scams

JOHOR BARU: MCA Youth will hand over a memorandum to the Prime Minister, the MCA president and the Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister to call their attention to the proliferation scratch-and-win scams.

MCA Youth Consumer Affairs bureau deputy chief Kua Song Tuck said the bureau was compiling information related to the matter for the memorandum to be submitted soon.

He said a recent assault in Kuala Lumpur involving two scratch-and-win workers showed that the victims were taking matters into their own hands.

He said he was worried that similar cases would happen if no further action was taken by the relevant government agencies.

Solving problems: Kua (second from left) and other MCA Youth members addressing the press conference in Johor Baru recently.

“From the scratch-and-win cases we have dealt with, we know it is difficult for the victims to get their money reimbursed.

“They come to us after lodging police reports. About 30% of them had obtained orders from the Consumer Claims Tribunal but still failed to get their money back,” said Kua at a press conference here recently.

He urged the police and the Domestic Trade and Consumer Department to set up a task force to curb the syndicates.

“Many people have fallen victim to the syndicates that use cunning ways to close deals. We want action against them.

“The amount of money involved is between RM3,000 and RM5,000, but there are victims who have lost larger sums,” he said, adding that the biggest sum was in a case in Kluang that involved RM110,000.

Kua said the amount victims lose to the syndicates might be more than RM1mil a day.

“The syndicates have about 50 branches nationwide. If each branch closes 10 deals of RM3,000 each a day, they make RM1.5mil,” he said.

Kua said that another concern was that the workers hired by the syndicates were young, mostly teenagers.

“They are supposed to be the future leaders and it is worrying that they are involved in such syndicates,” he said.


‘Police did not help’ claim by scratch-and-win scam victim


KUALA LUMPUR: A victim of a scratch-and-win scam claims that police dismissed her case as a civil matter and told her to seek help from the Consumer Claims Tribunal.

Lee Bok Kee, 51, sought the help of MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Michael Chong instead.

Chong informed city CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah and was told that Lee’s case was being investigated for cheating.

He added that he had received 51 similar cases since last year, involving some RM296,000. Of the 31 cases this year, Chong said he was only able to get refunds for six victims.

In Lee’s case, she was approached by a teenager in Jalan Leboh, Ampang, on June 23.

The teenager offered Lee an envelope to open.

Lee was then told she had won a car but had to pay the company a sum of money before she could collect her prize.

She went to the bank, withdrew some cash and gave the woman RM3,000.

Lee was later asked to pick from one of three envelopes.

The envelope she picked claimed she had won a selection of home appliances worth about RM12,000.

However, to claim the prize, she needed to pay the company another RM4,000.

Lee did not pay the additional sum, but had signed a contract binding her to pay an amount of money should she reject the home appliances.

Later, she contacted the company to get her RM3,000 back.

She said each time she called the company to ask about the refund, the company personnel would be evasive and gave her excuses.

Lawyer Alex Kok, who is assisting Chong, claimed this was a criminal and cheating case because the culprits demanded payments from the victims before delivering the goods.

Be more aware of the latest scams, youngters told


THE scratch-and-win scam is back, but this time around, there is a new twist.

A 22-year-old student was cheated of RM2,200 last Sunday by a group of six youngsters who led him to believe he had won a car.

Cheok Yin Kiet, from Setapak, initially refused to believe the group, but one girl handed over her Mykad to him to convince him that they were genuine. She forgot to take it back.

This, according to the MCA Wangsa Maju division, is a new tactic to con unsuspecting victims like Cheok.

“I trusted her only because she gave me her Mykad without fear. I did not know it was a new tactic to convince me,” Cheok said.

The victim was approached by the group at Berjaya Times Square shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur and was asked to scratch a token. He was told that if the colour turned out to be silver, he stood a chance of winning a car, cash and a free holiday.

After the girl handed over her Mykad, the group took Cheok to their bare office in Taman Desa to redeem his gift. Upon arrival, he was asked to take part in another lucky draw.

Cheok won a jade-studded pillow this time around, but the group said he had to pay RM2,200 before he could collect it.

The group told him the pillow was worth more than RM4,000 and they proceeded to a nearby Shell petrol station to withdraw the cash. However, when they got back to the office, Cheok had second thoughts.

“I told them I had changed my mind, but they refused to give me back my money and pushed me out of the office,” he said.

Cheok immediately called 991. However, the group saw Cheok making the call and fled the office.

Cheok then proceeded to the Brickfields police station to lodge a report.

He also sought the assistance of Wangsa Maju MCA division chairman Datuk Yew Teong Look’s service centre. Yew’s secretary, Lim Choon Hong, said they were hoping the suspect, who had handed over her Mykad, would come to the Wangsa Maju MCA office to clarify the matter.

“We are giving her one week to come and meet us at the office, failing which we will report her to the National Registration Department so she will not be able to make another Mykad,” Lim said during a press conference held at the MCA office in Danau Kota on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, MCA Wangsa Maju Youth chief Soo Jing Wey said he was puzzled over why the police did not scrutinise the case more closely as it involved a Mykad.

“The case cannot be solved by the police as it is a clear buy-and-sell issue, so they will refer the case to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs,” Soo said.

“However, under Malaysian law, a citizen cannot be in possesion of another person’s Mykad, so why didn’t they take the Mykad from Cheok?” Soo asked.

He said the modus operandi was still the same but the perpetrators were scouting new locations, like malls, for victims, rather than the old haunts like car parks.

He also hoped that youths would start paying attention to the media to understand and know the latest issues around them.

He said the new scams targeted youths but many still fell prey despite the alerts and warnings sent out.

The service centre had received four to five scam cases involving youngsters since last year but only two from senior citizens.

Scratch-and-win syndicate strikes again


YET another victim has fallen prey to the scratch-and-win scam despite numerous reports on such cases.

At a press conference at Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun’s service centre, 50-year-old school canteen vendor Siew Chee Onn, whose daughter had fallen prey to the scam hopes to highlight this issue so that others would not become victims.

Last week, his daughter Siew Yee Ting, 20, and her friend were approached by two sales people who tried to promote their products to her. She was then asked to try her luck and pick one of the envelopes that contained prizes.

The salesmen then informed Siew that she had won some prizes and asked her to follow them to their office in Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park.

She was introduced to a person only known as Tee who told her that she had to pay government taxes amounting to RM5,600 and sign an agreement in order to redeem her prize.

As she did not have enough cash in hand, she went to an ATM and only managed to withdraw RM3,000 but the company issued her a receipt anyway.

After signing the agreement, she discovered that she had “won” a jade mattress and Nano digital stove, worth RM10,000 in total.

She was unsatisfied with the prize and felt short-changed, feeling that the prizes were not worth the money paid and attempted to get her money back.

However, she was unable to do so as she had signed the agreement that clearly stated she had to accept the prize and could not object nor take any further action.

She then lodged a report at the Brickfields police station.

When asked why his daughter has fallen prey to such scams that have been highlighted in the media, Siew replied that she did not read the newspapers.

It was noted that the company address stated in the agreement Siew signed was different from the one in the receipt.

Fong said the police should take action against such syndicates to prevent the public from becoming victims.

“There’s no such thing as free lunch,” he said.

“These syndicates take advantage of human weaknesses. The public should read the newspapers and keep abreast of such scams,” he said.

He added that snatch theft cases had doubled from 600 cases (in 2008) to 1,200 in the first quarter of the year.

‘Scratch and win’ assault

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven angry and frustrated people who claimed to have been cheated in a scratch-and-win scam beat up two men allegedly involved in the scam.

The group had gone to a double-storey shoplot in Taman Danau Desa here at 1pm to demand reimbursement of the money they had paid.

It is learnt that the situation became tense and the group suddenly began assaulting two men working there as well as breaking things in the office.

Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia executive secretary Datuk Nadzim Johan and three others coincidentally arrived minutes after the fracas broke out.

“I was accompanying a complainant who was a victim of this scam. We were planning to negotiate a reimbursement for the victim, so I called the media as well, but was shocked to see the two staff members in their 20s being beaten up and the office smashed up.

Venting their frustration: The group of men attacking one of the men allegedly involved in the scam at a double-storey shoplot in Taman Danau Desa Thursday.

“I shouted ‘stop’ several times before they finally stopped assaulting the duo.

“I believe they were relatives of victims who were cheated of their money after they were promised a Perodua Viva,” Nadzim said.

He said victims of scratch-and-win scams were often frustrated by the lack of action against the culprits.

“The victims usually lodged police reports and complained to the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs enforcement division but little or no action is taken against these unscrupulous people who continue to prey on unsuspecting victims,” Nadzim said.

He also noted that the duo were not badly injured and only had bruises on their body and face.


Tale of scratch-and-win tactics in two cities

  • In Johor Baru:

I WAS approached by two youths who came knocking at my apartment in Tampoi, Johor Baru, at about 3pm.

They flashed me their identification cards, a piece of laminated paper that had their photograph, a company logo and only their names on it.

They then told me that they were doing a survey for a supermarket chain and needed a few minutes of my time.

They also assured me that I did not have to buy anything, as it was only a survey to know the demographics of the population around Tampoi.

After asking some personal questions like my household expenses and how I spend my money, one of the youths told me that in an effort to attract customers, his outlet was giving away prizes to lucky winners.

One of them took out a card and told me to scratch it, saying this was also the shopping complex’s way of rewarding me for my time.

After I scratched it and the card revealed a picture of a car, the duo immediately started congratulating me, saying I had won a Toyota Altis and that this was the first time they had seen a person winning it.

They said people usually won holiday packages, motorcycles, flat-screen television sets, computers and mattresses.

They also kept complimenting me for being the “luckiest person that month” and showed me photographs of past winners that had been published recently in local dailies.

They even showed me the exact colour photographs as published in the newspaper.

They also called their “boss” on his mobile phone and told me that he wanted to congratulate me personally.

They then invited me to go to their sales outlet in Permas to collect the car, which they said had to be given away that very day.

When I declined, telling them that I was busy, they even offered to drive me to their office. They said their commission depended on the items won by the customers.

They did their best to coax me into going with them, saying I was also eligible to win other electrical items.

But I declined their offer and sent them off.

When I went downstairs and met up with some neighbours, I realised that a total of five people from my apartment block had “won” Toyota Altis cars that day. – NELSON BENJAMIN

  • In Selangor:I HAD just loaded some things into my car at the parking lot of a hypermarket in Puchong when Yap, 17, came running after me with a pink envelope in his hand.He introduced himself and said that he was promoting a lucky draw.All I had to do was open the envelope and if it contained the words terima kasih(thank you), he would not bug me any more. He said he would just get a commission of 50 sen from his company.To the security guards at the hypermarket, Yap is ulat(bug), which refers to pushy people who are looking for victims for their scratch-and-win scam.It seemed the luck of the gods was shining on me that day, as the sum of RM1,500,000 was written on the paper inside the envelope.

    With a look of shock, surprise and disbelief rolled into one, Yap shouted: “Oh my god, you are so lucky, sir. You are a winner!”

    Apparently, I was in the running to win a car, motorcycle, fridge, laptop or video camera.

    “You don’t need to pay me anything. It’s all free,” Yap said.

    He proceeded to open his bag and take out a laminated advertisement published in a leading Bahasa Malaysia national daily. (Incidentally, the ad cost more than RM12,000.)

    The advertisement told of how a businessman had won a new car by taking part in the same scratch-and-win contest that Yap was now pushing me to do.

    So I stood to win a brand new car. And Yap said that he would receive a commission of RM3,000 if I won the car.

    The only catch was that I would have to go with him to his office in another part of Puchong. (He even asked me to drive him there.)

    “You can hold my identity card if you don’t believe me. You have nothing to lose,” said the pushy Yap.

    I politely declined. – RASHVINJEET S. BEDI


83 Responses to “Beware of Scratch-and-Win Scams”

  1. The police & the consumer report people should be the better people to answer your questions

  2. jnnejnne, i have meet the same problem like you, totally the same, winning the same prize, going to the same office at kuchai lama, they also using the same method to ask me give them money. However how u know the jade mattress is scam?? I also get a jade mattress and they tell me it worth RM10,000-RM15,000. And i also see got some people selling jade mattress through online and the price is like at least RM3500 or above. And did you manage to contact to the person who asking u to gv them money?? At least now i still can contact to him and he promise me to help me sell out. Of coz im not sure he is really got helping me to sell out onot or just lying to me…

  3. Hi i was cheated just now with rm3500, the so-called jade mattress. Any ways to claim back the money other than report to police and consumer tribunal?

  4. Report to police and consumer tribunal are the only way

  5. does anyone have the office address at jalan kuchai lama? i got scammed and i need their office add to appeal to ttpm..pls help

  6. anyone gt scammed lately at jalan kuchai lama has their address? i deeply need it..pls share if u hv.
    For those who gt scammed, pls report police and seek help to consumer tribunal and contact ur officer that handle ur case fast! once those ppl move, it is less likely to get back ur money, so act fast!

  7. Eradicate all THESE Scam on October 23rd, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Recently many singaporean got cheated for scratch and win concept. We should prevent crime by setting up facebook of the Cheater Face. Anyone interested to keep off? WE need to take their Photo and put it in the Cheater Face.

  8. Eradicate all THESE Scam on October 23rd, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Dont trust they will help you sold out…they are finding and stalling time so they can escape and move their office. We should stand together to Fight Crime.

    All in?

  9. FYI, there’s a Online petition at

  10. hi, my brother was cheated also..he has gone outstation now, what should i do now? can i make the police report and tribunal report on behalf of him? plz help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. You need the supporting document in order to make police report and tribunal report.

  12. but without him, i still can do so????

  13. Not sure about that…Please check with the police and tribunal directly & inform us back here

  14. just got scam yesterday kuchai lama office rm1550 is alot for a student what should i do now?

  15. Your question was answer in the above post here

  16. hi, this happened to me 2 days ago at lot10 monorail station.
    A young indian guy who spoke good chinese approached me, giving me one of these cards, and suddenly i “won” the grand prize ranging from Altis to TV, to travel packages.
    A group of young boys quickly surrounded me and congratulated me and led me to their “supervisor” who looked just as young.
    They tried to convince me by giving me their MyKad, offering to give money assistance if i couldnt pay the amount of RM7600. They took my MyKad (which they acted to be interested in while I was busy inspecting theirs), filled in my details in their “contract”, but I did not sign. I said I wasnt interested and walked away.
    What do I do? Can I still report to the police about them? Or is it just useless? Or do I go to another channel for complaints?
    Though I didn’t get conned but I don’t understand why these people are still scamming around without fear despite so many cases already. I’m just hoping they’d get caught.

  17. Just make a police report

  18. They are now active at KL Sentral and Central Market LRT stations!! I told them to f*ck off and they have a cheek to say i m rude!!

  19. i’m so annoyed. i got fooled by these ppl. a bunch of 20 years of college student actually approach me n pretend pity that if i help them they would get some commission. initially i kept on saying no. but they were so FORCEFUL AND KEPT ON PREASSURING ME! DUE to being nice and soft hearted, i have been CHEATED with RM5200. what should i do?!

    i have called the consumer tribunal but they say if no address they cannot help me! the receipt has a company name which i doubt it is fake!!! one of the teen has given me his phone no. though !! pls advice.

    i feel so helpless right now. how can they do such thing to cheat our hard earn money. MOST dissapointed thing is, they are so young and doing all these. whattt theeeeee

  20. Please make a police report & they will able to advise what to do next

  21. Hi kindly contact the ministry of domestic and consumer affair to seek assistance, The Kl office is located at PWTC. 2 months ago, when i was the victim from the scam group and only succesfully get back half of the money. There are specified taskgroup deal with this issue.

  22. The ministry of domestic and consumer affair is at the Mall(opposite PWTC),right?

  23. They are still there!!!!! They are still finding victims near the KL sentral Lrt station. What I can say is, their acting and persuading skills are beyond godlike. -.- I’ve just got scammed RM2k. Luckily I’ve withdraw rm500 before I got into this scam or else I think I would got cheated more. I saw a police officer there when the guy persuaded me. Everything was so suspicious but they are so good in distracting people by saying other stuffs. now, I got a freaking jade mattress and I feel like throwing it away. z

  24. My sister just got cheated on 5th Jan 2011 at bukit bintang monorail…She lost RM 5000……and they dun even bother to folow up to give her the remaining prizes…

    Currently we are in Sarawak … imagine all those jade mattress and the cooking pan has to be brought all over from Kl to sarawak should we proceed with the charging those SCAMMERs if we are based in sarawak?

  25. Just make a police report & they will able to advise what to do next.

    Police report can be make at all Police station

  26. Scam victim: I was greedy

    JOHOR BARU: A 35-year-old interior designer with permanent residency in Singapore has blamed her own ignorance and greed for being conned of RM9,000 in a scratch-and-win scam.

    Soon Meng Ching said that since she was busy with work, she rarely read newspapers, resulting in her being conned by two youths who approached her at a pedestrian bridge near the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex here on March 12.

    “They told me to pick an envelope. When I opened it, they shook my hands and congratulated me for winning the top prize of a nano technology digital stove and an energy water system.

    “They told me that I was the first winner in six months, so I was excited and followed them in a taxi to their Taman Molek office to claim my prizes,” she said at a press conference organised by Johor Baru MCA Public Complaints Bureau deputy chairman Michael Tay here yesterday.

    Soon said when they reached the office, the youths told her that if she forked out RM9,000, she would then be in the running to win a Toyota car, a travel package to Europe or Australia, or cash.

    “I was greedy as I thought even if I did not win the car, I could still win the travel package,” she said, adding that the youths then drove her to the ATM to withdraw the money.

    Soon said she began to feel suspicious about the contest when she did not receive her prizes.

    “I tried looking for the office but the address on the invoice does not exist,” she said, adding that she hoped to get back her money, which she had been saving up to invest in property.

    Tay said that between January and March this year, he received some 15 complaints from both Malaysians and Singaporeans about such scams.

    He said he had managed to solve most of the cases, getting back about 70% of their money.

    “I urge the public not to be gullible and greedy, which will cloud their judgement and lead them to make the wrong decisions,” he said.


  27. on 23 Mar 2012 i came out from Immigresen and walking to City Square I was approached by 2 very innocent youngsters also the same story, ask me to open the lucky draw card. To cut the story short i was conned to pay oot $16,500 malaysia ringgit. I already report to police in JB and police ask me go to Tribunal penguna to file the aduan. I already done the necesary. What else can we do to take back our money. I take the photo of that guy and he also give me his HP: 014-3065088 BEN. is there any interest group out there which can rendered help to a victim like me.Is very very sad that our society had deteriorated until such a state. It seem that even the police also doesn’t seem to help much in such a scam cases.Please advise where to seek help.

  28. only can rely on Tribunal penguna as there’s not much you can do

  29. On 02-07-2012, as I was alighting from the LRT at Tasik Selatan Integrated Terminal, Selangor, on my way to buy a bus ticket home to Kluang, a young man (called himself Nick) approached me. He gave me a card & asked me to tear to see my prize. He went on to tell me that this was not a scam as many people have won prizes e.g. car etc. He showed me pictures of winners appearing in newspapers cuttings in Chinese. I then tore the card. Upon tearing, he quickly shook my hand & congratulated me while saying that my chances of winning a car was very high. Shortly after, his friend, also a young man, (called himself Jun) approached us. Nick told Jun that I was the lucky winner of the grand prize. According to them, I can get the prize immediately if I follow them to their office in Jalan Kuchai Lama, Selangor. From the card, I could not see what the prize was unless I use a small mirror in the shape of a card that is available at their office to scan my card.
    They then asked me to follow them to their office as the chances of winning the grand prize is high. The three of us got into a taxi to their office in 13-1, Jalan Kuchai Maju 8, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur. On the way, I took down the number of their handphones.
    Upon reaching their office, the two of them introduced another man (called himself Ng Kok How), presumably of a higher rank to me. Again, he told me the prizes I could win. He told me that if I win a car, ‘jade matress’ or plasma tv, I will have to pay RM5,000 being government tax. However if the prize is a tour ticket, I would not need to pay as the tour ticket can be exchanged for cash & they will then deduct RM5,000 from the cash.
    I told them that I do not have sufficient money & that I have only RM4,200. (That time, I have RM200 cash in my wallet). He then asked me to withdraw & he will top-up the RM800 to achieve RM5,000. Then he asked Nick & Jun to accompany me to a nearby petrol kiosk, BHPetrol Jalan Kuchai Lama, to withdraw RM4,000 from the ATM. They also guided me to change the daily withdrawal limit. After withdrawing the money, they handed me a document to sign.
    After signing, they took the RM4,200 from me & told me that they will use a machine to count the money. They handed me a small mirror in the shape of a card to view my prize. It turned out I had won a “Jade Mattress” (a mattress made of Jade). The three of them told me that they can sell the mattress for S$15,000 (Singapore dollars). They said the mattress will be sold in 2 days & they will deposit the money into my bank account (estimated RM36,000). Then they called a taxi to send me back to Tasik Selatan Integrated Terminal.
    It’s been more than a week since & there has been no news from them. I’ve sent text messages to Nick & Jun, but they did not respond. When I called them, they seldom pick up the call. If they answered, they will tell me that the buyer of the mattress is busy & asked me to wait for a few more days.
    As such, I realised that they are cheating me. I’ve decided to report this matter so that the public is not tricked into this sort of contest. I hope that the authorities will tighten the laws & catch these cheating criminals who prey on unsuspecting students & elderly people.

  30. Six scratch-and-win syndicate members nabbed

    MALACCA: Six members of a scratch-and-win syndicate have been arrested and electrical goods worth RM105,000 seized.

    State CID chief Supt Soh Hock Sing said the five men and one woman were arrested while they were asleep in two apartments in Banda Hilir.

    “A total of 48 electrical items including water filters, mattresses and digital sound systems worth between RM1,300 to RM5,000 each were seized,” he told a press conference here.

    Two of the five male suspects tested positive for drugs.

    Investigation found that the illegal direct selling business conducted the scam at Mahkota Parade, Mydin Hypermarket and Ixora Apartment.

    The syndicate is believed to have been involved in four scratch & win scams with losses of RM20,000 and the victims were university students and lecturers.

  31. Saya juga telah mengalami perkara yang sama berlaku hari ini 6 Oktober 2012 didekat Mydin Selayang di mana saya telah didatangi oleh seorang lelaki cina dan seorang perempuan cina. perkara yang sama telah berlaku dimana saya dikatakan akan menerima hadiah tanpa apa-apa bayaran dan saya telah diminta hadir bersama kedua orang tersebut ke pejabat mereka di Metro Prima Kepong. Disana saya diberitahu akan mendapat salah satu dari lapan hadiah. Perkara yang sama diceritakan oleh Khim dimana saya dimaklumkan oleh lelaki yang mula bertemu saya membawa peralatan untuk melihat bulatan pada kupon tersebut dan mengesahkan bahawa saya mendapat hadiah yang bernombor 17 iaitu hadiah kereta Honda. Dia juga menunjukkan gambar-gambar penerima hadiah sebelumnya. Saya dimaklumkan bahawa kereta tersebut akan diberikan kepada saya hari ini dan saya hanya perlu mengemukakan wang sebanyak RM6,200 untuk tujuan pengiklanan.. mereka juga mengemukakan dokumen-dokumen untuk saya tandatangani dan wang saya sebanyak RM6,200 akan discan untuk pengesahan bahawa saya mempunyai wang untuk tujuan tersebut sekiranya saya mendapat kereta honda tersebut dan wang tersebut hanya akan diambil setelah saya mendapat kenderaan tersebut. Malangnya apabila wang telah diterima mereka memaklumkan bahawa saya hanya menerima hadiah Kochima Jade Mattress. saya tidak bersetuju untuk mengambil hadiah tersebut kerana ianya tidak seperti yang dinyatakan kepada saya sebelumnya.. Mereka menengking dan memarahi saya dan bertegas tidak akan membayar balik wang saya. mereka juga mengambil gambar saya bersama dengan mereka untuk menunjukkan saya bersetuju mengambil barangan tersebut. Memandangkan saya amat takut bersendirian saya mengambil keputusan untuk pulang dengan barangan tersebut. Setelah sedar saya ditipu, saya telah membuat laporan polis di balai Polis Kepong.. Malangnya pihak Polis menyatakan mereka tidak boleh mengambil tindakan kerana perkara ini bukan kes penipuan.. Saya amat sedih terhadap pihak berkuasa di Negara kita kerana saya dimaklumkan oleh pihak bahawa mereka telah menerima banyak aduan berhubung perkara ini tetapi tiada tindakan yang telah diambil memandangkan barangan tersebut telah diambil. Saya sedih berhubung perkara ini,memandangkan Pejabat operasi scam ini berada berdekatan dengan balai Polis dan tiada tindakan diambil oleh pihak Polis terhadap aduan-aduan pihak awam..Saya ingin mendapat nasihat dari semua bagaimana kita dapat membendung penipuan ini supaya tidak berterusan dan saya amat kecewa dengan pihak Polis apabila beliau menyatakan bahawa pihak scam ini tidak bersalah tetapi orang ramai yang bersalah membiarkan ditipu.. Dimana orang awam boleh mengadu sekiranya pihak berkuasa berterusan membiarkan perkara ini berlarutan;

  32. I am one of the victim as well..on 9th of sept 2012 at PWTC area meet them and brought to jalan dwitasik at cheras.
    I feel extremely disappointed by the police which dont do anythings. they just pass my file to tribunal and when i say i wan to do face recognition from the people they have caught, they dont allowed me to do so.
    I just wan to end uo the case and get back the money by myself, and police doesnt even care.
    I am leaving this country to singapore very soon.

  33. I went to jb 4 jan 2013 around 5pm. I was approached at the bridge leading to city square mall by 2 teenagers. They passed my daughter and i 2 coupons. They told me if i see a ‘thank you’ note, they will get RM$1 as their pay. I happened to get a silver circle denoting special price. They congratulate me and told me i could win a car. They asked us to follow them to their office. At the office, they got a staff to brief me that i have to show them i have $11500 as this is GST amt i have to pay after i received the car in Singapore. I told them i hve no money with me and they told me they can send me back to Singapore to collect. I told them i just reached jb, not possible for me to go back. They asked me if i have $3000 in my ATM card. I said no. They getting more desperate. They told me to put deposit $200 to retain the lucky coupon at their office. In the end, I told them i am willing to put a deposit of RM$50. After that, my daughter and i left the office. When i reached the hotel, the more i feel that this is a scam.