March 4, 2024


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Two women among four arrested over involvement in online shopping scam


SHAH ALAM: Police have arrested two men and two women believed to be involved in an online sales scam.

Selangor Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Asst Comn Azman Ali said police raided a premises in Subang Jaya at around 1pm on Tuesday (March 1).

“We conducted the raid following information that the premises was being used as a call centre for an online sales scam syndicate,” said ACP Azman.

“We arrested two men and two women, all foreigners and seized 10 mobile phones, four passports, one router, three telephones, a Mpay card, cheque book, personal computer, a debit card, six note books, a laptop and four company stamps,” he added in a statement on Thursday (March 3).

He said investigations revealed the suspects worked as operators for the syndicate.

“They would put up advertisements and offers for items online that did not exist. They targeted local and foreign victims,” he said, adding that the case has been classified as cheating.

He said the four suspects have been remanded to facilitate further investigations.

ACP Azman urged the public to not be easily duped by advertisements on items which were being offered well below the market rate.

“Take precautions by checking if the seller is legitimate as well as the price of the items on sale,” he said.


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