Posted by Oze Parrot on May 31st, 2014
Anna is an ardent Face book supporter, who regularly posts pictures, comments and generally enjoys the company of her many FB friends.
In mid April 2014, Anna was befriended by Andrew Raymond, supposedly an elderly professional from London UK, who ran his own company and had lost his wife in recent years.
Andrew began texting Anna, telling her that her profile picture had touched his heart because of the striking resemblance to his late wife. This was followed by a stream of messages commenting on many of Anna’s photos and sowing the seeds for a lasting romantic relationship.
It was not long before Anna became emotionally involved, gave her mobile number to Andrew and started to receive calls and texts from her seemingly loving suitor. Anna received several calls a day form Andrew, who expressed his love for Anna and said that they would soon meet and be together forever.
However, this seemed very unlikely as they lived half a world away from each other.
Soon after, Andrew said that he was going to take his annual holidays and, as he had nowhere to go, would visit Anna and spend his vacation with her. Anna, bewildered by the fact that this was actually happening to her, yet excited by the prospect of meeting the man of her dreams, readily agreed to this arrangement.
Many exchanges between the two followed discussing dates of travel, accommodation and of course their love for one another. The flight from London was scheduled to stop over at Kuala Lumpur and then proceed to the country in which Anna lived. Anna was really excited and began counting down the days.
At this stage, they had been in contact with one another for less than a month!
Andrew, posted a picture of a house on FB that was supposedly his London home, and promised Anna that if she were to return to London with him the house would be her home. The house was a low set structure on an allotment that looked out of place and nothing like any properties that I have seen in the city of London.
As the days quickly passed, Anna bought a few things for her romantic vacation with Andrew, who said that he had booked an apartment in a resort where they could spend a few weeks together and really get to know each other, while they planned their future.
Andrew, called Anna saying that he was at London airport about to commence the journey to Anna’s country. Of course, Anna was thrilled and looked forward to meeting this wonderful man in about 36 hours at the local airport.
The following day Anna received a call from a woman, who claimed to be employed by the immigration center at Kuala Lumpur airport. She said that Andrew had been detained at the airport when it was found that he was carrying a large sum of money and he had been fined a total of US$2,500 that would have to be paid before he would be allowed to continue his journey. The woman, Sipi Sharifah, who sported a Filipino accent, told Anna that Andrew was okay and would call her later to explain things.
On hearing this Anna was quite distraught, and when Andrew finally called she was shocked to hear that he was being held in detention until someone paid the fine for him. Apparently all his belongings had been confiscated and he could not access his funds himself. He did not want his company to get involved and the only person he could call on to pay his fine for him was Anna.
Of course, it was all bullshit!
Subsequently, Anna was given details of two bank accounts that were revealed to be accounts that were used by scammers to fraudulently collect money from their victims.
Bank name: Bank Islam
Account name: Sharifah Yasmin Binti Syed Yahaya
Bank name: Standard Chartered Bank
Account name: Nor Aini Binti ABD Manaf
These people persisted in contacting Anna to try and persuade her to send the money. Andrew was still expressing his love while pleading and crying at times, Sipi, who played the role of the compassionate immigration center employee, Mohammad, the detention center guard and Yusus, the detention center officer, all urging Anna to send the money so that Andrew could be released and allowed to continue his journey.
The FB account these scammers use: http://www.12path.com/aray/
The Malaysian Airport Detention Scam is well orchestrated and is being carried out by a group of dedicated people that are well versed in the art of conditioning vulnerable people.