Cops raid scam syndicate's call centre in Jalan Klang Lama condo

KUALA LUMPUR: Six individuals were detained following a raid on a job scam syndicate's call centre at a condominium in Jalan Klang Lama.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Amihizam Abdul Shukor said those detained in Monday's raid were two local men, two local women as well as a man and a woman from Indonesia aged between 20 and 31.

"We also seized six laptops, 12 mobile phones and 10 sim cards," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 16).

Initial investigations revealed that the syndicate has been operating since last month, targeting victims from Indonesia via Shopee, he said.

"They are using prepaid internet plans to access the world wide web.

"The suspects have been communicating with each other since about four months ago. They were offered the jobs at the call centre via Facebook," he said.

ACP Amihizam said the suspects were paid between RM3,000 and RM3,500 a month as well as about 5% commission for every successful task.

"We advise the public not to be easily duped by such unclear job offers which promise lucrative pay.

"Verify any job offer before making a decision," he said.

He urged those with information on any scams to contact the CCID Scam Response Center at 03-2610 1559 or 03-2610 1599.

"Those with information on any criminal activity can contact Brickfields police at 03-22979222, KL police hotline at 03-2146 0584/0585 or any nearest police station.

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