Saturday October 13, 2012
Conned by a black magic woman
By P. ARUNA
PETALING JAYA: A single mother endured a three-year nightmare where she lost a huge sum of cash, jewellery and even sold her house after she claimed to have befriended a conwoman.
“When I first met the woman three years ago, she told me she had been abused by her husband and family,” said the woman, who only wanted to be known as Madam G.
She even let the “friend” stay in her house in Damansara whenever the woman claimed she was afraid to go home to her husband.
The woman, who Madam G claimed was the 41-year-old daughter of a priest in Perak, frequently brought her food and sweets, which the victim claimed was “blessed” by a priest. After that, she could not say “no” to the woman.
“She took my credit cards and used them to the limit before taking my jewellery, and making me withdraw money from the ATM for her.
“She asked me to resign from my job at a multinational company, and I did,” said the regretful Madam G yeserday.
Eyeing Madam G's brand new Toyota Camry, the conwoman told her that driving the car would result in accidents.
“I automatically handed over the keys to her,” said the single mother of two, whose two children are working abroad.
Madam G, who claimed that the woman had used black magic on her, said she became a recluse during those years, and even suffered pains in her teeth, back and knees. Visits to the doctor proved useless as they could not detect the cause.
When the woman suddenly did not come to see her for three months, Madam G said she slowly “began to see things clearly”.
“She had also made me sign documents to sell my house, but I have evidence and even a recording of when she confessed to her wrongdoings after I confronted her,” she said, adding that she had sought help from the Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam (Cassa) after lodging a report at the Sentul police station on Sept 26.
Cassa president Jacob George said they would be taking the case to court to get Madam G's house back and seek compensation for what she had been through.