The crying postman: Was this a scam? Pulling your heart strings? 🤔

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Postman who cried he didn’t get bonus arrested for collecting funds

FMT Reporters -May 22, 2020 10:39 PM

PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a postman whose tale of not getting his Aidilfitri bonus caught the fancy of social media users.

Bernama reported he had been detained for making an illegal collection through social media.

Police arrested the 22-year-old man and two others for soliciting funds over social media since May 17 for a “fellow postman” because postmen did not get any bonus from their employer this year.

Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief Shafee Abd Samad told Bernama the trio — two men and a woman — were picked up separately between Wednesday and last night.

He said a postman had lodged a police report on Wednesday about an article going viral on Facebook on an appeal for donations for a postman because postmen did not get any bonus for Aidilfitri this year.

“One of the men arrested claimed he did not have anything to do with the article and denied that he was the individual whose photograph and bank account number had come with the article. But we suspected something was amiss,” Shafee said today.

He said upon investigation, it was learnt that he had come up with the article and that the photograph and bank account number were his.

He said the postman told police he had related the problem of not getting a bonus to his elder brother and foster sister before posting the article on Facebook, using the name of Amirul Megat for the so-called postman in need of aid.

“The RM5,000 that some people had donated to the account had indeed gone into the postman’s account.

“The postman admitted having used some of the money.

“Police have seized his bank ATM card and mobile phone,” he said.

Police then arrested a 35-year-old woman at 10pm yesterday when she gave a statement to the police at the Seberang Perai Tengah district police headquarters.

Police later detained her 23-year-old younger brother in Padang Serai, Kedah, just after midnight.

“The trio are under remand for three days from today,” he said.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2020/05/22/postman-who-cried-he-didnt-get-bonus-arrested-for-collecting-funds/

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A postman is paying the price for having made an illegal collection.

The police arrested the 22-year-old man and two others for having solicited for funds over the social media since May 17 for a ‘fellow postman’ because postmen did not get any bonus from their employer.

A postman is paying the price for having made an illegal collection.

The police arrested the 22-year-old man and two others for having solicited for funds over the social media since May 17 for a ‘fellow postman’ because postmen did not get any bonus from their employer.

Shafee said the police arrested the man and upon investigation it was learnt that he had come up with the article and that the photograph and bank account number were his.
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– Bernama

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/527033

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1 Response to The crying postman: Was this a scam? Pulling your heart strings? 🤔

  1. Edward Lye says:

    Didn’t anyone check with the fake news website?

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