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Part-time job seeker loses RM19,500, only RM21 left in bank account

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A man wanted to earn extra money by working part-time, but he didn’t expect to be cheated and lose savings of RM19,542 overnight

The victim, Pang, has only RM21.20 left in his bank account.

Sin Chew reported that Pang shared his unfortunate experience in a Facebook group, hoping the public would not be deceived in the same way.

The bank account is suddenly empty and the family is waiting for the expenses. It is the main source of income for the family. I don’t want to ask favors and I don’t want to borrow money. Next week is the mortgage, and the credit card bill is coming.

Online fraud victim Pang on his plight after being defrauded.

According to a police report uploaded by Pang, he saw and clicked on a link for a part-time job on Facebook.

The link opened WhatsApp and it contacted a company.

Exploit Malaysians working from home

The company told him he would make a 5% profit on every online shopping transaction.

From the screenshots he uploaded, it can be seen that this company is a clothing company on the surface.

The part-time job supposedly required him to pay for the goods after placing an order, and then the company would return the original cost and commission to him.

After expressing interest in the part-time job, he was instructed to send money to a personal bank account named “Anderson Anak XXXX” when paying for goods.

Screenshots of Pang’s communication with the scammer and banking transactions. (Picture: Facebook)

Pang said he made a total of eight transactions.

He suspected something was wrong when the other party said he had to perform a “redemption” task.

He was told to buy 4 items and pay RM10,052 to get all the commissions.

A lesson learned

Pang sadly said that he hadn’t posted or commented on any posts for so long after joining the Facebook group.

But now he wants to share his experience so that others don’t fall victim.

Many people have experienced the same nightmare as Pang, as these scams are on the rise and have been going on for quite some time.

Pang advised people not to be greedy, adding that it is better to earn money by working honestly for a day.

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