“They would trick victims by buying car parts and abusing the scheduled payments. They will show receipts of payments to convince the victims to send the items over before rescinding the payment,” said Comm Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din.
The Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director said that five people were arrested in Kuantan on Sept 24 and the police were brought to several store houses there that held around RM936,783 in car parts.
Comm Mohd Kamarudin then said that it was possible that the scam's victims were unfamiliar with online payment systems.
He said that the group had been operating for five months, adding that nine investigation papers have been linked to the group, eight from Johor and one from Kuala Lumpur.
“We have remanded them until Sept 29 but we will apply for an extension,” said Comm Mohd Kamarudin at a press conference at the Jinjang police station on Tuesday (Sept 28).