SIBU: A local woman lost RM45,049 after accepting a part-time "online assistant" job, which turned out to be a scam, through social media.
The 34-year-old victim, who works for a private firm, saw the advertisement for the position on Wednesday (March 8).
Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Zulkipli Suhaili said the victim was interested in the offer and contacted the phone number listed in the advertisement.
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"She was asked to register her personal and banking information on a website in order to get the job.
"After that, she was asked to make payments into five bank accounts amounting to RM45,049 to obtain commission for ordering goods registered in her name," he said here on Friday (March 10).
The woman realised she had been deceived after failing to receive the promised commission and lodged a report, he added.
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ACP Zulkipli advised the public not to be deceived by offers on social media that promise lucrative returns.
He said they should check up on the company or agency before applying or accepting any job offer that sounded too good to be true.
Checks can also be made with the nearest police station or at http://semakmule.rmp.gov.my, the Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) Infoline at 013-2111222, CCID Response Centre at 03-26101559/03-26101599, via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CyberCrimeAlertRMP, or the National Scam Response Centre (NSRC) at 997.