23 June 2021 – Shopee has been informed by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) of an ongoing scam where individuals are impersonating as Shopee employees offering employment opportunities in Shopee via 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. Shopee wishes to remind Malaysians to be vigilant and aware of these scams, and not to fall prey to these fake employment offers.
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.
Alternatively, Malaysians can also reach out to PDRM via:
- SEMAKMULE, a PDRM platform to check on bank accounts and telephone numbers involved with commercial crimes: https://semakmule.rmp.gov.my/
- CCID Infoline (8:00AM to 12:00AM), a PDRM WhatsApp channel to check on the status of police reports and submit information on commercial crime cases: 013-211 1222
- CCID Scam Response Centre (8:00AM to 8:00PM), a PDRM information hotline to submit information or inquire information on online scams: 03-26101559 / 03-26101599
Shopee will continue to work closely with the PRDM in tackling these scams.
For those interested in pursuing a career at Shopee, please visit https://careers.shopee.com.my for more information.
Additionally, when in doubt about a role that is being advertised or offered, please reach out to email@example.com for further clarification before taking any action.