Teacher loses RM78,000 to scammer for fake part-time job

MELAKA: A teacher’s dream of earning some side income turned into a nightmare after she was cheated of RM78,000 in an online scam offering fake part-time jobs.

Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Arshad Abu said the 27-year-old victim had lodged a report at the Masjid Tanah police station on Monday.

“The victim was first offered the job by a person who identified herself as ‘Yasmin’ on March 31 through WhatsApp,” he said.

Supt Arshad said the teacher was then asked to “invest” in the same company in order to convince the other shareholders.

He said the victim was told her investment would also qualify her to earn additional money and other perks.

“The victim transferred her savings between April 1 and April 2 to a bank account provided by the fraudster,” he said.

The teacher realised she was scammed when her communication with the scammer went silent as soon as she had deposited the money.

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