Graduates looking for job, please be careful.
There could be more of these predators out there. If these so called agents ask for money upfront, they are most likely bogus.
CHEATING GRADUATES WITH FAKE JOBS
KEPALA BATAS: The police have arrested an unemployed man in his 20s who allegedly cheated 42 fresh graduates with fake jobs by charging them a fee of between RM420 and RM600 for the past one year.
Seberang Perai Utara police chief ACP Abdul Rahman Ibrahim said the man, who posed as a recruitment agent, was picked up on March 19 at his house in Tasek Gelugor here where documents such as interview forms, medical examination forms, personal documents, certificates, resumes and bank cards, as well as a computer were seized.
"The suspect would visit institutions of higher learning here and in the neighbouring states to offer jobs to fresh graduates and distribute job ads.
"The unsuspecting victims, who were cheated of RM27,000, lodged police reports after the suspect kept delaying job interviews," Abdul Rahman told reporters here Tuesday.
CHEATING FOREIGNERS WITH WORK PERMIT
Meanwhile, the police arrested another unemployed man in his 40's who allegedly cheated 40 foreign workers of RM70,000 for work permit renewal.
Abdul Rahman said the man, who was arrested on March 23 at a house in Mak Mandin, Butterworth where the police confiscated calling cards, levy payment forms, 143 Bangladeshi, Myanmar, Indonesian, Indian and Vietnamese passports, a Perodua Viva car, bank account books, five business stamps and four government agency stamps.
"The suspect who posed as an employment agency staff charged RM2,000 for the work permit renewal," he added. - Bernama
The Star, 2nd April 2013