The police said that they received a report from a 38-year-old foreign woman at about 10 o'clock last night (6th), saying that she responded to a stranger's job advertisement on a social platform earlier, and acted as an online buyer on the shopping platform to click on the shopping platform to push up the price. Business reputation to earn commissions.
At the beginning, the scammer claimed that he could pay the victim a commission, and the victim followed the instructions and deposited about 64,000 yuan to the two bank accounts designated by the other party several times for the purpose of shopping on the platform.
However, the victim lost contact with the swindler and suspected that he had been deceived, so he reported the case.
After preliminary investigation, the case was classified as "obtaining property by deceit", and it was handed over to Team 8 of the Criminal Investigation Team of Yau Tsim Police District for follow-up. No one has been arrested yet.
The police pointed out that the job advertisements of scammers generally claim to be "quick money", "high labor", "same day pay" or "work at home"; the age and education requirements for applicants are low or no work experience and resume are required; And the actual position or work content, and only provide instant messaging software or mobile phone number contact method.
Some scammers even pay commissions after the victim's initial deposit to gain the trust of the victim.
Police appeal to members of the public to call "Anti-Scam 18222" if in doubt.