KUALA LUMPUR: Two men and two women have been detained in a raid at a scam call centre in Bukit Bintang here, says Comm Datuk Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain.
The Kuala Lumpur police chief said the suspects, aged between 21 and 23, were arrested in the operation conducted by Dang Wangi police at a condominium on Thursday (June 8).
"The syndicate was targeting Australians by offering memberships, pricing from AU$100(RM308) to AU$1,000(RM3,086).
"The victims were promised cash returns in exchange for promoting the products. However, it was only a ruse by the syndicate to dupe them," he told a press conference at Kuala Lumpur police headquarters on Friday (June 9).
The syndicate is believed to have been active since March, he added.
"They promoted the scam via social media.
"We believe the mastermind is still at large and we are tracking him down," he said.
Comm Shuhaily said KL police were working to improve strategies in dealing with such crimes.
"The common police philosophy is often horizontal policing however criminals are changing by becoming more vertical.
"Thus, we will improve further to adapt to vertical policing as well," he said.