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Johor cops nab 14 in online fraud of non-existent jobs

JOHOR BAHRU, Nov 14 — Police arrested 14 individuals of an online fraud syndicate for allegedly offering non-existent jobs in a raid on two terraced houses in Taman Mount Austin here three days ago.

Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said 10 local men, one foreign man and three local women, aged 17 to 31, were arrested by the Johor Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) between 6pm and 10.30pm.

He said the syndicate was believed to have been active the past two months, targeting victims in neighbouring countries, including Singapore, by advertising positions as travel agents on social media.

“All those arrested are syndicate members acting as human resource officers with salaries ranging from RM2,500 to RM4,000.

“We believe the houses were used as call centres offering online jobs that do not exist,” Kamarul Zaman said here today, adding that 18 laptops and 32 mobile phones were also seized in the raid.

The police are also working with the authorities in Singapore to track down other individuals involved.

— Bernama

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