KUALA LUMPUR: A 41-year-old bank employee lost RM53,700 after he was duped by a job scam syndicate.
Putrajaya OCPD A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said the victim took up a part-time job offer on Facebook at about 11am on Sunday (June 4).
"The task required the victim to make financial transactions to accounts given by the employer. He was promised a 30% return for every transaction that he made," he said when contacted on Tuesday (June 6).
For the first task, the victim made RM130 in profit, he said.
"He then made six other transactions to two different bank accounts. He became suspicious when the amount kept getting higher but he did not get the 30% profit,” said Asmadi.
"The so-called employer added that his money will be gone if he stopped making the transactions," he said, adding that the victim lost a total of RM53,700 due to the scam.
"The victim lodged a police report on Sunday evening. We are investigating under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating," he said.