Doctor duped of almost RM175,000 in part-time job scam


SEREMBAN: A 29-year-old doctor in Lukut near here has lost almost RM175,000 to an online scam that claimed to offer a part-time digital marketing and sales job.

Negri Sembilan Commercial Crime Department chief Supt Aibee Abdul Ghani said the victim’s troubles started on April 8 when she came to know a woman known only as June via Instagram.

“The caller offered the victim a part-time job on an ecommerce platform.

“The victim agreed and was asked to join a WhatsApp group managed by an individual named Alex,” he said in a statement on Monday (April 11).

Supt Aibee said the victim was told that she had to buy items from the online platform and make the necessary payments first.

“The victim was told that she would be paid a 10% commission on all purchases made.

“She agreed and began making the purchases,” he said.

After making an initial purchase of…

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