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Housewife loses over MYR57,000 to job ads scam

ALOR SETAR (BERNAMA) – A housewife lost MYR57,508.73 after falling victim to a fake part-time job offer advertised via Facebook early this month.

Kedah contingent police Commercial CID chief Supt Elias Omar said the 24-year-old woman was surfing social media and came across an advertisement offering employment with renowned e-commerce portal Zalora.

“The victim then clicked the link and joined a WhatsApp group ‘Group 929 Partimer Assignment’ and was told to contact a customer service personnel who introduced himself
as Adam.

“The victim was given several assignments by Adam and was told to make purchases via the website, and was promised lucrative commission for each purchase made on Zalora website,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He said the housewife made payments to 13 different accounts for various purchases as requested by the suspect.

According to Elias, the victim realised she was duped after the suspect continued to ask her to make payment for various reasons and to date the victim did not receive any of the commission promised.

He said the victim later lodged a report at Alor Setar police station yesterday and the case was investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code.


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