7 April 2009
Six Nigerians, who are studying at a private college here, are part of a syndicate that has been cheating foreigners into applying for non-existent jobs at DiGi through the Internet.
The syndicate would send e-mail bearing the DiGi letterhead to foreigners from Britain, Pakistan, India, Dubai and the Philippines, duping them into job vacancies in the telecommunications company. The victims were then instructed to deposit RM3,500 as processing fees including immigration, lodging and transportation.
A local woman from Puchong, believed to be the girlfriend of one of the Nigerians, had been providing the syndicate her bank account number for the deposits.
Police from the Commercial Crimes Investigations Department were alerted of the syndicate’s activities when DiGi lodged a police report after receiving complaints from affected 30 foreigners.
The Nigerians and the woman were arrested later.
The Star Online – Six Nigerian students held
New Straits Times Online – Woman and 6 Africans held over job scam