Saturday, February 11, 2012

What is the difference between a conman and an ah long man?

A restaurant worker borrowed money from an Ah Long only to find out he was a conman.

The 21-year-old victim, who wished to be only known as Tay, said that he found a flyer on the Ah Long in the mailbox of his house in Setapak on Jan 9.

“I called the company KLIP Financial Sdn Bhd, and told them that I wanted to borrow RM10,000 with a 24-month repayment period..

“The next day, I received a call from a man called Ah Wei and was asked to pay a fee of RM700 by banking it into an account under what he told me was a lawyer’s name, Lim Jar Leong,” he said at the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department here yesterday.

Tay added that on the same day he deposited another RM1,500 into the same account as legal fees and was told that his initial deposit would be returned together with the RM10,000¬ loan.

He said that the Ah Long promised to bank in the RM10,000 plus whatever he had already paid within a few days but he had not received anything till now.

What is the difference between a conman and an ah long man? Not much, I guess.