M’sian Man Scammed Of RM13K After He Was Tasked With Liking YouTube Videos

Old trick, new look.
There’s an old saying that goes, ‘If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.’ And this is especially the case when it comes to scams offering quick profits.

A man who was looking to earn extra money to prepare for Raya found himself becoming much poorer after he fell for a scam and left him losing RM13,460 as a result.

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Was offered liking and subscribing to YouTube videos ‘job’

According to Terengganu police chief Datuk Mazli Mazlan, the victim was a 50-year-old self-employed man who received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number offering online job opportunities by liking and subscribing to YouTube videos with promising payment returns.

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Terengganu police chief datuk mazli mazlan
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According to him, the victim was assigned three tasks and received a payment of RM15 for each of them when he completed it.

Completely reeled in by the ‘job’, the victim was delighted when he was offered RM20 each for the fourth and fifth tasks.

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In order to earn the RM20, he had to complete the sixth task, where he was promised a reward of RM130. However, it came with a catch — the victim had to deposit RM100 of his own money, reported BuletinTV3.

M’sian man scammed of RM13K in the end

Mazli said that upon completing the ninth task, the victim was fully confident in his ability to fulfill tasks 10 to 12 but had to deposit RM300 into the scammer’s account to receive RM390.

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Unfortunately, this failed to raise warning bells in him as he simply believed he was earning extra money for the festive season and made transactions amounting to RM1,000 in hopes of getting RM1,300.

It wasn’t until when the victim looked to rectify a ‘mistake’ he made on the 18th task after depositing RM4,860 and didn’t received the returns as promised did he sense that something was amiss.

In a desperate bid to recoup his losses, the victim went on to take up more tasks and had to deposit RM17,200. However, he had to borrow RM7,200 from family members as he didn’t have this amount of money.

Despite making the transactions, he was informed that the withdrawals couldn’t be credited into his account due to his failure to complete the given task.

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To further add insult to injury, he was even instructed to make more payments, leading him to lose a total of RM13,460.

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Mazli urged the public to be cautious and not easily fall for online job offers promising lucrative salaries on social media platforms.


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