November 17, 2021

Cops expose online ‘retail rating boost’ scam

Victims were told that purchases they made would be reimbursed with a commission but were cheated when it came to the purchase of more expensive items.

GEORGE TOWN: A senior manager at a factory in Butterworth has lost RM11,168 in a “part-time work” scam.

Those taking up the offer were required to “buy” items from a major online retail store on the pretext of boosting the popularity of certain products.

They were initially reimbursed for the purchase they made, with a small commission, for low-priced items.

However, they got into financial trouble when they bought more expensive items, with the scammer…

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