Attention: Beware of Digital Marketing Scam in Malaysia

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As the digital industry continues to grow, impersonation scams have become increasingly common. In recent years, many brands have had to release statements to combat digital marketing scams, and now, it’s our turn.

Although Rozzario Malaysia is a digital marketing agency, it does not offer employment opportunities or cash rewards via messaging or social media platforms. Unfortunately, the Rozzario Malaysia name has been used by irresponsible parties to impersonate us and conduct a job employment and rewards scam.

Rozzario Malaysia has reported the impersonation to the authorities. It is important to clear the air and provide some information on how to avoid falling for these scams in Malaysia.

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Digital Marketing Scam

How The Scam Works

Step 1: Contact You With A “Lucrative” Job Opportunity

The members of the syndicate are introducing themselves while offering the prospect of freelance opportunities.

You will receive a message from an unknown number offering you a part-time job that sounds too good to be true. The scammers will offer you a job where you can earn up to RM200 daily for something very simple. Your “mission” will be to improve an e-commerce profile for an online seller by purchasing their products. The catch is that you have to pay first, and you will receive a commission only after completing the “mission.”

The scammer is outlining the steps of the task in great detail.

The scammers introduce themselves as Rozzario Malaysia, a digital marketing agency based in Kuala Lumpur, as seen in the screenshots shared with us.

TAKE NOTE!

Rozzario Malaysia does not employ anyone to recruit employees through messaging platforms such as WhatsApp. If you are interested in joining our team, please check out our vacancies on our official website or LinkedIn page.

Step 2: Gain Your Trust

the scammers will employ tactics to gain your trust. This may include obtaining your personal information and adding you to a group chat with other scammers who are pretending to be your potential co-workers. These individuals will likely provide glowing reviews of the job opportunity, in an effort to convince you that it is legitimate. It is important to exercise caution and thoroughly research any job opportunity before providing any personal information or agreeing to participate.

The victim will be added to a WhatsApp group, using the provided number, where they will encounter additional scammers who are pretending to be co-workers.

Step 3: Completing The Scam

As the scam progresses, the scammers will eventually request that you transfer larger sums of money. However, this time, they will not return the money to you, and instead, claim that there is an issue with the banking system. Before you realize what is happening, you may have already lost a significant amount of your hard-earned money. It is crucial to remain vigilant and to never transfer money to individuals or organizations that you do not know and trust. If you suspect that you may have fallen victim to a scam, it is important to report it immediately to the appropriate authorities.

After the scammer has succeeded in obtaining a specific amount of money, they may begin to pretend that there are issues with banking transactions.

Avoid Being the Next Online Scam Victim in Malaysia with These Tips

Prevention is always better than cure. Here are five things you must take note of to avoid potentially being the next online scam victim:

  1. If any online purchases or payments are required from your end, it’s a big no-no. Successfully securing a job is based on your merits; any form of upfront payment is a sign of a scam.
  2. Always verify the identity of the company before accepting any job offers. Check the company’s official website or LinkedIn page to ensure that the job offer is legitimate.
  3. Do not disclose your personal details, especially your bank account number, to anyone. Legitimate companies do not ask for such information.
  4. Be wary of unsolicited job offers via messaging or social media platforms, especially if they sound too good to be true.
  5. If you suspect that you have been scammed, report it immediately to the relevant authorities.

How Do I Report a Scammer in Malaysia?

If you have fallen victim to a scam, it’s important to gather evidence. If there were any transactions involved, contact your bank immediately to stop any further transactions. The next step is to file an official police report immediately and to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) too and provide all records of your transactions and communication with the scammer. This will enable relevant authorities to take appropriate actions against the scammer. It’s worth noting that under Section 415 of the Penal Code, online scammers can face up to three years in prison if convicted.

TL:DR

Digital marketing scams have become increasingly common in Malaysia. Scammers impersonate legitimate companies to offer job opportunities that require upfront payments, and then disappear with the money. To avoid becoming a victim, never make online payments for job opportunities, verify the identity of the company, never disclose your personal details, and be wary of unsolicited job offers. If you suspect you have been scammed, report it immediately to the relevant authorities.

If you’re interested in a real job opportunity at Rozzario Meta Agency, visit our website

Q: Does Rozzario Malaysia recruit employees through messaging platforms like WhatsApp?

A: No, Rozzario Malaysia does not employ anyone to recruit employees through messaging platforms such as WhatsApp.

Q: How can I apply for a job at Rozzario Malaysia?

A: If you are interested in joining our team, please check out our vacancies on our official website.

Q: What should I do if someone claiming to be from Rozzario Malaysia contacts me about a job opportunity on WhatsApp?

A: Be cautious, as it may be a scam. Rozzario Malaysia does not recruit employees through messaging platforms such as WhatsApp. It is recommended that you verify the authenticity of any job offer before proceeding. You can do so by contacting Rozzario Malaysia directly through their official website

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