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Six people arrested for running job scam in Malaysia

world Updated: Apr 06, 2009 20:12 IST
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Kuala Lumpur

Six African students were arrested in Kuala Lumpur for allegedly running an Internet job scam using the letterhead of a leading telecommunication service provider offering non-existent jobs in India, UK, Dubai, Pakistan and the Philippines.

A local woman, believed to be an accomplice, was also arrested as she is believed to have provided the syndicate with her bank account number that received the money from the scam.

"Successful applicants would be charged a certain processing fee including those purportedly for immigration documentation, lodging and transportation amounting to about 3,500 ringgit (about 40,000 rupees).

"The syndicate's activities came to light when the company received about 30 enquiries from foreigners about the so called job vacancies with the telco," the Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) said in a statement on Sunday.