Woman loses over RM45k within minutes to Instagram job scam

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By William Isau

SIBU, March 10: A 34-year-old woman lost RM45,049 minutes after accepting a non-existent part-time job on Instagram.

Sibu district police chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili said that the victim saw an advertisement for a part-time job on the social media platform on March 8.

As she was interested in it, she sent a message to the phone number in the advertisement.

“Immediately after that, she was asked to register her personal and banking information on a website and make payments to five different bank accounts amounting to RM45,049 to obtain commission for ordering goods registered under her name,” he said.

However, the woman realised she had been deceived after failing to receive the promised commission.

Accordingly, Zulkipli advised the public not to be easily deceived and influenced by job offers through social media promising lucrative returns.

He reminded the public to check thoroughly with the relevant company or agency before applying for or accepting any dubious job offers.

Checks can also be made with the nearest police station or at Semak Mule, CCID Infoline at 013-2111222, CCID Respond Centre at 03- 26101559/03-26101599 or Facebook CyberCrimeAlertRMP and Scam Response Centre National (NSRC) at 997. — DayakDaily