Monday, 6 February 2012

Cyber recruitment...beware!

I’ve wrote about Tan Sri Vincent investment gain on Facebook IPO. Most probably, a lot of people will gain too from this exercise.

Congrats to Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. Awesome innovation!

On the other hand, some people aren’t lucky enough…they became drug mule…recruited through Facebook…no monetary gain…but to jail.

I know this is not new…but it puzzles me…despite the information, awareness and advices given…this type of case is still happening…and it is the same in Australia and Malaysia.

Whose fault is it? Obviously not Mark…neither Facebook.

Don’t point your finger at someone because there are four pointing back at you.

For more info read below news.


OUTLAW motorcycle gangs are using social media to recruit drug mules, Australia's top crime body has revealed.

The Australian Crime Commission, investigating "high-risk" crime groups in South Australia, is monitoring a number of drug recruits groomed through websites such as Facebook and has alerted South Australian Police.

Commission chief executive John Lawler told The Advertiser outlaw motorcycle gangs had used social networks to recruit associates and people to help with criminal activity, especially in illicit drug distribution.

Recruiting people on social media to traffic drugs has been a problem across Asia for three years, particularly in the Philippines and Malaysia.

In SA last year a man with no known history of drug crime was recruited online and later charged by police for possessing illegal chemicals.

Mr Lawler said commission intelligence had identified a number of other people buying drugs on behalf of this outlaw motorcycle gang who had been recruited via social media.

He said a bikie associate had befriended the man on social media and referred him to a website connected to the gang.

He said the man was then asked via email to buy chemicals through a company overseas, collect them on their arrival in Adelaide and deliver them to a gang member.

For operational reasons, the commission would not say which gangs have been involved.

SA Police declined to comment in any depth about the recruiting methods of bikie gangs.

The commission has extended its SA investigation to combat organised crime through to June 2014, having identified nine active bikie chapters in the state with about 300 full members.

Its major operation last year was to help SA Police shut down major drug operations.