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[Watch] ‘Top-up’ Scammer On The Loose, Multiple Cashiers In East Coast Targeted

[Watch] ‘Top-up’ Scammer On The Loose, Multiple Cashiers In East Coast Targeted

Other victims conned by the same man had stepped forward to share their experience.

Fernando Fong

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The public has been told to be alert of a scammer who ‘steals’ prepaid top-ups by secretly taking pictures of the code.

The alert was put out by a Petron petrol station in Gemuroh, Terengganu after its cashier became the latest victim.

A CCTV recording of the incident was posted on TikTok and it went viral, with 1.7 million views after just one day.

It is understood that the man is said to have deceived the petrol station employee firstly by asking for the top-up code.

The man would pay for the top-ups by card, during which he secretly recorded the top-up code with his phone.

When the card is declined by the payment terminal, he would excuse himself by pretending to get some cash from his car.

The man would then disappear with the top-up codes already in his phone.

According to the petrol station, they had to bear a loss of RM700 due to the scam.

A Well-Planned Scam

Accordingly, the man was also said to have used a fake car number plate to avoid being tracked.

The man was caught on CCTV driving a silver Honda City with the number plate VGX 5117.

Following the viral posting, other victims also stepped forward to share their experience of being conned, allegedly by the same man.

Netizens are calling for the man to be arrested soon to prevent the scam from happening again.

Some netizens suspected that the cashiers were hypnotised, but others think it was more of a case of not paying attention.

Netizens also said the cashiers should not have given the top-up codes to customers until the payment is made.

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