Police detect new scam tactic
SEREMBAN: Negeri Sembilan police have detected a new scam tactic involving syndicates using employment vacancies posted through a well-known online shopping company.
Negeri Sembilan Commercial CID chief, Supt Aibee Ab Ghani said between February and July, a total of 25 investigation papers were opened involving a total loss of RM570,000 with the highest amount recorded at RM138,000.
He said, the modus operandi used by the suspects was through advertising full-time or part-time job vacancies either through WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook applications and interested individuals would click on the given link that used the logo of an online shopping platform.
“The suspect will then communicate with the victim and give instructions for the work that needs to be done with the promise of a profit of between five to 10 per cent of the capital contributed.