Police investigate 44 reports regarding the operations of the EbayShop recruitment scheme

Police investigate 44 reports regarding the operations of the EbayShop recruitment scheme

By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 19/09/2023

44 reports have been received so far by Police regarding the operations of the EbayShop recruitment scheme.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police – Crime, Mesake Waqa says the reports received are also from agents. 40 reports were lodged with the Western Division Task force, 3 in the North and 1 at CID Headquarters.

Acting ACP Waqa says of the 44 reports, one is a referral from the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission.

He adds that majority of the victims had joined EbayShop in late August 2023 and were unable to make withdrawals.

The Assistant Commissioner Crime says due to the complex nature of cyber crimes, investigations are expected to take time, and the task force is working with the FCCC and the Fiji Financial Intelligence Unit.

fijivillage News has questioned Police on how many homes have been raided, whether a significant amount of cash has been found, how many people have been taken in for questioning, how will the money be recovered as there would also be proceeds of crime knowing some may also use the cash to buy assets.

They have not responded to the questions since last week.

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