Saleswoman loses RM43,150 in online job scam promising high commissions

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SIBU, Nov 3: A saleswoman fell victim to an online job scam that promised a fivefold commission, resulting in a loss of RM43,150.

Sibu district police chief, ACP Zulkipli Suhaili, revealed that the 20-year-old victim, who works as an electrical product salesperson, received a WhatsApp message on Sept 29, offering a purported part-time job with a promise of a fivefold commission.

“Intrigued by the offer, she continued to engage with the suspect through the Telegram app and provided personal information, including her bank account number and phone number,” he stated.

Subsequently, the suspect provided a link for the sale of goods and instructed her to complete 34 tasks by clicking the ‘Like’ button.

ACP Zulkipli explained that in order to receive the promised commission, the victim was required to make payments for the goods into the account number provided by the suspect.

“Between Oct 28 and 29, she made 17 money transfers to seven local bank accounts to complete the tasks and obtain the promised commission,” he said.

She was assured that the commission would be credited to her account within 2 to 3 hours.

However, at the time of filing the report, the victim had not received the promised commission and realised that she had been deceived. — DayakDaily