Young man loses RM120,000 due to online recruitment scam

Bintulu: A man in his early 30s lost his savings of about RM120,000 after falling victim to a fake online recruitment scam.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Mancha Ata said a private sector employee was browsing Instagram in early March when he received a message from a person identified as Remembey_Lee.

“The unidentified person then made an offer to the victim, proposing an opportunity for extra income as a sales representative via the ‘’ link.

“In order to receive compensation, victims had to complete registration on the ‘’ platform and purchase available products in bulk,” Mancha said.

He added that the proceeds from the sale were transferred to the victims. After completing registration, the victim began purchasing in bulk to resell to potential buyers. By mid-March 2024, the victim said he transferred her nine cash transactions to six different bank accounts, totaling about RM120,000.

“It was only after all purchases were completed that the victim did not receive the promised benefits and realized that he had been defrauded. Moreover, the victim was pressured to make additional payments, but the financial “I refrained from making payments due to financial constraints.”

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