Police nab 23 suspects over online job scam

Dang Wangi police say an online job scam syndicate they crippled was targeting victims outside the country using social media apps. – EPA pic, September 21, 2023.

TWELVE local men and 11 foreigners were detained last night for their involvement in an online job offer scam during a raid on two residential units at Persiaran KLCC.

Dang Wangi police chief Noor Dellhan Yahaya said the suspects, aged between 18 and 52, were detained during a raid by the Dang Wangi police commercial crime investigation division in collaboration with the Commercial Crime Investigation Department at 12.15am after receiving intelligence about the activity.

Noor Dellhan said police detained a man and a woman from China, five men and one woman from Indonesia, and three men from Bangladesh.

“Initial investigations found this syndicate has been operating for almost a month, targeting victims outside the country using social media apps.

“Also seized were 31 mobile phones, 14 CPUs, 14 monitors, 10 computer keyboards, 10 computer mouses and one each of a laptop, router, modem and access card,” he said in a statement today.

Noor Dellhan said the syndicate set up fake profiles to deceive victims with offers of high commissions.

“Further checks found two of the detained suspects had past criminal records and all suspects have been remanded for four days from today for further investigation,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under section 420/511 of the penal code. – Bernama, September 21, 2023.

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