Police warn of new scam advertising fake jobs for e-commerce platforms

Police warn of new scam advertising fake jobs for e-commerce platforms

12/5/2021 5:21:00 PM

Police warn of new scam advertising fake jobs for e-commerce platforms

SINGAPORE: A new scam trend has surfaced, where scammers offer fake part-time jobs for e-commerce platforms, said the police on Wednesday (May ...

The victims would then be instructed to make payment for the item by transferring the money to a bank account number provided by the scammer.A screenshot of messages exchanged between a scammer and victim of a fake job recruitment message on WhatsApp. (Photo: Singapore Police Force)

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AdvertisementThis process would be repeated several times, beginning with low cost items, before progressing to more expensive items.Victims would initially receive the refunds and the commission, but the scammers would eventually claim to have encountered issues with refunds, and stop paying the victims.

The scammers would then become uncontactable.READ: Police warn public against unknowingly becoming money mules through scam job advertisementsThe police would like to advise the members of public to adopt the following precautionary measures:If it is too good to be true, it probably is. Do not accept dubious job offers that offer lucrative returns for minimal effort headtopics.com

Always complete your purchase on the e-commerce platform itself. Avoid making advance payments or direct bank transfers to the seller as this method does not offer any protectionNever share your bank account details with anyone. Your personal bank account is for your own usage and you are responsible for all transactions made through your bank account.

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