Job scams: 110 Malaysians rescued, 174 still stranded overseas, say cops


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 284 Malaysians have been duped by job scam syndicates overseas, say police.

Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) secretary Deputy Comm Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin said as of Friday (Sept 30), 110 Malaysians had been rescued, while 174 individuals were still stranded overseas.

"Since last year, we have received 224 police reports from family members and friends of those who have been duped by job scam syndicates.

"We will continue to use all platforms to work with various agencies, especially Aseanapol and Interpol to curb job scams targeting Malaysians," she said in a statement on Friday (Sept 30).

The police are also involved in the special committee headed by the Foreign Ministry, she said.

"We advise the public to be vigilant and careful when they receive job offers overseas via social media.

"Verify the authenticity of employers' information with the Foreign Ministry before accepting any job offer overseas," she added.

DCP Noorsiah urged the public to cooperate with the police in reporting any information regarding job scam syndicates so that further action can be taken.

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