Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Identity Theft Scam in Malaysia
According to the star online, a 65-year-old Malaysian hawker, H'ng Yu Choon, from Penang is facing problem of losing his Malaysian citizenship as "he" is now a Singaporean.
He was pickpocketed near 30 years ago and had lost all his important documents during the incident. He had then made a police report and had his identity card replaced. When the new system of using Mykad was implemented, he had also replaced his identification card.
He does not have a passport and has never left the country before. However, accordingly to records, "he" had renewed his passport five times and had recently migrated to Singapore, giving up "his" Malaysian citizenship.
It is either a technical problem or the result of identity theft.
Nevertheless, we should just take good care of our personal belonging, especially the important documents.