Identity theft victim issues statement denying involvement in online loan scam

KUALA LUMPUR: A man whose identity was stolen and used to deceive victims of money loan scams has filed a police report to clear his name.

According to a statement released on Saturday (Oct. 23) by MCA Public Services and Complaints Department Chief Datuk Seri Michael Chong (pictured), 24-year-old Lee Shong Xian clarified after his photo was highlighted during from a previous press conference by Chong.

“His ID card and photo were misused by lenders. He said he applied for a loan online once but canceled his application because he feared it was a scam.

Lee has been working in Singapore since April 2021 and was told his photo had been featured in a previous press conference regarding scammers.

“He filed a report with Singaporean police on October 8 and his family here informed local police about this report,” he said.

Chong added that an earlier police report was also filed by Lee in June 2020 after he feared his identification documents he passed on for the alleged loan could be misused.

On October 7, Chong exposed a loan scam that used the Wisma MCA address to convince victims of its “legitimacy.”

Wisma MCA management clarified that no such transaction existed within Wisma MCA.

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