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A scam is designed to trick you into giving away your money, personal details or data by offering an attractive deal or false information.
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Anonymous | 06 Sep 2021
Contacted via an unsolicited WhatsApp msg via a foreign number starting with +213, informing me about a job opportunity that i can take up easily, high salary, work from etc., and a link to start a WhatsApp msg with sg number +65 8916 5686.
I googled the profile pic under this number and sure enough it belongs to a Taiwan influencer or similar, obviously a stolen pic.
As my cousin was recently cheated more than $600 over similar job scams like this, I am beyond frustrated that these scams are continuing to operate and I urge everyone to please be wary and always google for info if unsure. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Never do any direct bank transfers to a person you have never/just met. If you need to purchase something online, always go through official online payment channels (via official Lazada, Shopee, Qoo10 website) so that it can be traced and secured and reported if indeed is a scam. Once any money is transferred, be prepared to never see it again as these scammers are fast and work in groups. They might let you think it works by doing what they promised just once, to gain your trust, then whatever happens next would be worse. Please be vigilant and always ask your trusted family members or friends to first google info for you before committing to anything new.
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