Number of complainants in EbayShop scam expected to grow - Kamikamica

Number of complainants in EbayShop scam expected to grow - Kamikamica

By Rashika Kumar
Sunday 17/09/2023
Deputy Prime Minister Manoa Kamikamica

As 308 complaints worth $709,000 have been received by Fijian authorities with regards to the EbayShop scam until Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Manoa Kamikamica says they expect the number of complainants to grow.

He says the FCCC, Consumer Council and the Reserve Bank of Fiji have been putting out warnings and despite this, there are still active people trying to be caught onto the scam.

When questioned on what happens to those who had invested in the scheme, Kamikamica says they will see how things in the investigation evolve but they want to shut it down, go after the originators and try to get to them as quickly as possible and see if they can recover the money.

He says they are trying to encourage people to get away from this or any other scheme and be careful with their hard earned money.

He further says the taskforce is trying to get justice for those that are aggrieved and the police have been cooperative from when they called for the meeting.

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Kamikamica adds because they are still investigating, they do not know what will happen to the proceeds of the crime.

Reserve Bank of Fiji Deputy Governor, Esala Masitabua says every person who has benefitted from this has received someone else's money and whatever they had purchased has gone.

To lodge a complaint, you can call the Consumer Council of Fiji toll free helpline on 155 or at the Lautoka or Totogo Police Stations.

If you cannot make it to either of the two locations, you call Lautoka Police Stations on 9905660 and Totogo on 9905834 and members of the task force will assist you with your report.

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