I’m having trust issues towards others because I was cheated by a TKI agent twice and I lost almost RM 10,000!
“I’m having trust issues towards others because I was cheated by a TKI agent twice and I lost almost RM 10,000! Initially I worked as a maid in Melaka but after the Malaysian currency went down, I wanted to try my luck in Kuala Lumpur to find a job. I contacted the agent from my friend and the agent asked me to pay RM 4500 for the process to find a new employer in KL. I was naïve back then and paid the agent. After so long we didn’t hear anything from him, I asked my friend and she told me that she got scammed by the same agent too.
I continued to be a maid in Melaka and my employer helped me find another agent. The second time, my employer paid RM 5000 to the agent to make the process of finding a new employer faster but she was cheated too by the agent. We didn’t hear anything from him for weeks. I was determined and headed straight to Kuala Lumpur by bus to find my own job. I was looking for a job in a mall or in the market and I am grateful to be working in a shopping mall in the capital. My salary is also a surplus for my expenses here and I can also send more to my children. “
Carmen, 37 years old, Central Java