CCID Director: 19 police reports filed on alleged job fraud syndicate. More than RM600,000.00 in losses.

KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 19 reports were filed with the police in relation to a syndicate involved in a job scam that caused losses in excess of RM600,000.

Director of the Bukit Aman Commercial Criminal Investigation Department (CCID), Comm Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf, said that the scam uses the website to promote its bogus jobs on Facebook and Instagram.

The job scam has cost RM688,099 and 19 police complaints have been filed.

The syndicate will offer hotel booking agents jobs. The website requires those interested to create an account and complete the hotel booking tasks.

He said that bookings should be made with the money of the victim first, with the promise to return it along with a fee.

He said that victims can expect to receive between 0.6% and 10 % in commissions, depending on how well they complete their tasks.

He said that victims were able to see the increase in their commissions through the website but they could not withdraw any money.

Comm Ramli stated that the syndicate will also instruct victims to pay additional amounts.

“We are looking into the case of cheating under Section 420 Penal Code.

The latest news is that the syndicate began advertising part-time work for seniors on the same website.

He said that the message was sent through WhatsApp to senior citizens.

Three of the 19 reports were filed by seniors, involving an overall loss of

He said RM269 237.

He added, “It shows that the syndicate views senior citizens as a more quality target than other victims.”

Comm Ramli warned the public not to fall for such scams and to take preventive measures.

He said that you can contact the National Scam Response Centre at 997 if you want to report a scam or get advice.

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