Bogus online jobs: 23 police reports received so far – The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Twenty-three police reports have been lodged against a syndicate that scammed people by offering bogus online jobs in the last two-and-a-half months.

Selangor Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Asst Comm Muhammad Yazid Muhammad Yew said the syndicate would entice victims by offering them a commission rate of between 8% and 15% from these jobs.

“The group would promote jobs for ‘online purchasing agents’ where the victims would be instructed to buy products belonging to the syndicate online under the guise of increasing their ratings.

“Normally, the syndicate would pay their money back plus the promised commissions for the first two purchases. “However, they would then delay payment from the third purchase onwards before becoming uncontactable, ” he said on Tuesday (April 20).

Police have received 23 reports on the syndicate from Feb 6 until April 20.

“Losses have been estimated at RM219,271.15, ” he said.

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