Sibu homemaker swindled of RM150,000 in fake Amazon e-commerce scam

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KUCHING, April 25: A homemaker from Sibu has fallen victim to a scam in which she was deceived into investing RM150,000 in a non-existent e-commerce venture purportedly linked to Amazon.

Sarawak Commissioner of Police Dato Mancha Ata stated that the incident unfolded when the victim, in her 30s, got acquainted with a man through the Kuai Shou app while at home on March 29.

“The victim was interested in the content uploaded by the suspect who introduced himself at Miao Long Yun. Subsequently, the suspect initiated contact with the victim via WhatsApp.


“The suspect told the victim that he worked in an Amazon company based in Hong Kong which is well known globally for investment in e-commerce. Over the course of their interaction, the victim was offered to invest in an e-commerce business through an Amazon application,” he said in a statement today.

To proceed with the investment, the victim was directed to a registration link ( provided by the suspect.

Following registration, she received instructions on conducting business operations, including details of a payment model promising returns ranging from 30 to 40 per cent.

She was then granted access to an ID and password to facilitate the initial investment payment.

Enticed by the prospect of substantial returns, she proceeded with 11 payment transactions totalling approximately RM150,000 to two bank accounts between mid-April and the end of April.

It was not until the victim failed to receive any profits that she realised she had been deceived. Consequently, she lodged a police report on the matter. — DayakDaily