Another woman falls victim to con artistes
Another elderly woman has fallen prey to a group of con women who claimed that a traditional healer could help her ward off bad luck.
Lee Chong Meng, 66, said she was recently approached by three women who told her about a 98-year-old healer who could help her if she gave them money and jewellery.
One of the women told her that her son would die in an accident before the day was over. The alleged incident took place on Jan 16.
“She said that I had accidentally stepped on a dead person’s blood two years ago and that the ghost had followed me back,” she told a press conference yesterday, organised by the state MCA public service and complaints bureau here.
Lee said she withdrew RM2,000 from an ATM and some jewellery worth about RM3,000 from her safe deposit box and wrapped them in newspaper as instructed by the women.
She was then given a black plastic bag, which supposedly contained her jewellery and was told not open the bag until after seven days.
On the eighth day, she opened the bag and found only oranges, a water bottle and newspapers.
She sought the help of the bureau and lodged a report at the Seremban police station.
The bureau’s chief Datuk Khoo Seng Hock said this was the third such incident so far.
In November, the group was believed to have cheated a 70-year-old grandmother of RM6,000. In the first reported case, the victim lost about RM20,000.