A TOTAL of 110 Malaysians who were stranded abroad after falling victim to job scams have been rescued and brought home, Royal Malaysia Police secretary Noorsiah Saaduddin said.
She said 224 reports were received by the police from 2021 until today on Malaysians stranded abroad after falling victim to job fraud syndicates.
The reports, which were lodged by family members, relatives and friends, involved 284 victims, she said, adding that with the return of 110 of them, there were still 174 Malaysians stranded abroad.
“Police will continue to use all platforms and work with various quarters, especially Interpol and Aseanapol (Asean police) to address the problem of fraudulent overseas job offers to Malaysians and are involved in a special committee led by the Foreign Ministry to tackle the problem,” she said in a statement today.
Noorsiah advised the public to be more careful when accepting overseas job offers through social media.
She said they should check the validity or authenticity of the employer’s information with the Foreign Ministry before accepting the jobs.
“Police also welcome public cooperation in providing information on job scams so that action can be taken,” she said.
On September 20, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob gave the assurance that the government would bring back Malaysians who were stranded overseas after falling victim to job scams. – Bernama, September 30, 2022.