Three nabbed in raids on JB job scam call centres


JOHOR BARU: Police have busted three call centres offering bogus part-time jobs in a series of raids here.

Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Raub Selamat said three men believed to be part of the syndicate behind the centres were also arrested during the raids on Thursday (June 13).

“Early investigations based on computers that we seized found that the syndicate has been offering nonexistent part-time jobs for the past three months.

“The victims, both locals and foreigners, were made to believe that they could get salaries of between RM3,000 and RM6,000,” he said in a statement on Friday (June 14).

He added that they also seized four computers, 13 phones, eight foreign SIM cards, three ATM cards, one access card for a house, and a car.

“The ATM cards found include both local and foreign banks and were believed to have been used by the syndicate to carry out their activities,” he said.

He said the suspects, who are between 28 and 33 years old, have been remanded for a day to help with investigations under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

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