A housewife went online to find a job to support her family. Unexpectedly, she fell into the scam and gave a deposit of RM100,000 to the fraud group.
According to Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof (chief superintendent of the Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department), a Chinese housewife (39 years old) in Bentong downloaded a Chinese mobile app, called “Wei Jian Zhi” to find a part-time job on April 12. The ‘job agency’ offered her a job to sell China products offered. The victim convinced five of her friends to purchase the products to start their own retail business. Six of them agreed to collect a sum of RM100,000 cash and they made 10 deposits into five different bank accounts which were given by the ‘job agency’. However, there was no update from the job agency after she deposited the cash. She then realized that she has been cheated and she lodged a police report on May 8.Photo source: The Mac Server
Wazir said investigations showed that the scammer had suggested the victim a non-existent part-time job via the app and persuaded her to transfer the cash as business capital. He said the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating, which provides for a maximum jail term of 10 years and whipping, and a fine if convicted.