Beware of this scammer that acknowledges himself as Karim Amin and Assistant Manager in a recruit agency. He is 38 years old born in 1977.
He goes around offering people adhoc jobs and in this case as Sea Games event assistants , towel-boy and laundry assistant.
This morning at 9 a.m , 58 people were present near a building located at North Bridge Road purpotedly to be the training venue for the job.
At 9.30 a.m through the WhatsApp group he apologises for being late. Half an hour later, at 10 a.m his mobile was switched off and uncontactable.
Police were called in and IOs dropped by to investigate. The victims have made their payment , some 2 weeks prior to the “event”. Some were students who skipped school to attend the training. Others were sincere job seekers and young working adults aged between 16-45.
His scheming tricks:
Promising to pay $900 for 7 working days from 5th – 11 June, 12 hours work – he claimed to have limited job slots. Then, he pretends to “need more people” he will then ask the personto scout for 15 – 20 more workers to fill up the slots.Karim claimed that the training is from 18th- 20th of May 9a.m – 5p.m.
Each person is instructed to pay $35 per head, for the registration fee and uniform. The money is either paid to him personally or transferred.
On the day of “training” he did not turn up and absconded with the money.
Another lady of anonymous background also approached the same WhatsApp group members and offered them job openings. They are believed to have connection and perform similar scam techniques.
Please be wary of such people and do not pay any amount of money for the jobs offered by these hoax recruit agencies/ personnels.
If you find them suspicious , turn down their offer and alert the people around you.
It is so unfortunate that the people who are sincerely looking for an income to make ends meet are cheated of their honest earnings. $35 dollars may mean nothing to you, but for some it could sustain their family for a week.
Please help share this and clip this crook. Not only must justice be done; it must also be seen to be done. Seeking your help and assistance. Thank you so much.