Programmer duped in fake job scam

SIBU: A programmer was duped of RM14,000 in a part-time work scam in which he was offered a job as a marketeer.

Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Zulkipli Suhaili said the Commercial Crime Investigation Unit had received a report from the 20-year old victim on Thursday (Feb 2) saying that he had been scammed of his money.

He said that the victim had received a WhatsApp message from a person posing as a recruiter for an e-commerce platform.

"The suspect told him that there were vacancies for part-time marketeers for the company," said ACP Zulkipli.

He added that the man was also told that he could earn a high commission of 30% for the job, and was then linked to two Telegram groups.

The victim saw that all members in the two groups were taking home good commissions.

"As he was interested, he transferred RM14,000 to two bank accounts on Feb 2,"said ACP Zulkipli, adding that the victim realised that they had been conned when they did not receive the promised commission.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

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