I fell prey to Job scam

Anonymous | 05 Feb 2021

Money Mule Scam
I came across this part time job listing on carousell Offering a part time position to handle Send some mails To the addresses he will provide. He even asked if i was staying near the post office. Why he was not able to send the parcels himself is due to him being stuck in new york. He Claims to be an architect there and will only be back in singapore by july 2021.

He asked for my ic and bank account details for verification. Within a few hours, he mentioned that I was selected for the job. So he transferred $300 to my bank account and asked me to buy bitcoins so that he will be able to buy bAgs. He instructed me to download the Zengo app and purchase bitcoins there. After buying the bitcoins, he asked me to send it to the wallet address which he specified.

Next day, he transferred another $150 and asked to do the same too. Few days later, I was a bit suspicious so i went down to make a police report. And i was informed that there was already a report against me for that bank account which was used hence it was frozen.

I am stressed beyond believe. Now, I'm just waiting for the officer to call me down to take my statement. I Feel so helpless and I honestly Thought that it was a real part time job. My entire family has never had a criminal record once and its stressing me so much to think that i could be sentenced.

One things for sure, I will never use Carousell to search for jobs. Carousell needs to have a better system for jobs listing, despite my efforts to report the user, it wasn’t taken down as the user did not violate any terms so there are more people who are looking at the same exact job posting that I saw and applied and Could potentially fall for this.