Shopee reminds people to not be duped by scammers impersonating as employees

by AZALEA AZUAR / pic by BLOOMBERG

THE Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has informed Shopee that scammers have been impersonating their employees to offer their e-commerce platform’s  job opportunities to its victims.

They have been scamming their victims through messaging platforms, such as WhatsApp.

“Shopee would like to officially state that Shopee does not employ any individuals to recruit employees through messaging platforms. Shopee also confirms that there is no such role as ‘Online Purchasing Agents’ in the organisation,” the online retailer said in a press statement yesterday.

Shopee urged Malaysians to be more vigilant and aware of these scams and to not be fooled by these false employment offers and will work with PDRM on this issue.

“Should any member of the public find themselves being offered questionable job opportunities, or have fallen victim to such scams, please contact the nearest police station and file a police report immediately.”

Malaysians can also check various channels to ensure these information that has been circulating around are legit which are SEMAKMULE (https://semakmule.rmp.gov.my/) which is PDRM’s platform to check on bank accounts and telephone numbers involved with commercial crimes.

To check on the status of police reports and submit information on commercial crime cases, one can contact the CCID Infoline which is PDRM’s Whatsapp at 013-211 1222 from 8am to 12am.

The CCID Scam Response Centre is PDRM’s  information hotline to submit information or inquire information on online scams. It can be contacted through  03-26101559 or 03-26101599 from 8am to 8pm.

Those who are interested to search for legit employment opportunities within Shopee can visit https://careers.shopee.com.my of they can also enquire about a role through [email protected] for further clarification before taking any action.