Sexy women are helping car theft syndicates steal amorous businessmen's luxury vehicles, says a report.
According to the Harian Metro, during the past six months, about 10 businessmen have lost their cars after being seduced by these women.
The women persuade their victims to lend them their expensive cars, and then deliver the vehicles to the syndicates.
The crime would usually go unreported by the victim, who fears for his image or family life.
But the ploy came to light when one of the victims, businessman Ramli Che Mat, 36, reported his car stolen after he lent it to a friend.
Ramli said that he had lent his Toyota Caldina to his friend in January with the intention of selling it to him.
"Without telling me, he let his 'girlfriend' use it," the Star Online quoted him as saying.
Ramli was alerted when the bank called to inform him about missing the hire-purchase payment for two months, and he immediately asked his friend about the car.
Both of them then visited the woman at her Setapak home, but she claimed the bank had repossessed the car.
However, a call to the bank revealed that there was no order for the vehicle to be repossessed, said Ramli.
He and his friend then went to confront the woman again, but found that she had disappeared. She did not answer her mobile phone either.
"However, she did send an SMS that sounded like a challenge to us to lodge a police report," he said.
Subang Jaya police chief ACP Zainal Rashid Abu Bakar confirmed that a report had been lodged on the matter.