Melissa Juried Kriebel
Scammers are always ready to strike at any time, as evidenced by the TikTok influencer who received RM10,000 in fake money or the billionaire who lost RM21 million to a Macau Scam. It is our responsibility to be wary of them. There are many more cases of scams, and it appears that the number will continue to rise.
Recently, an individual took to Facebook to reveal how certain popular cosmetic founders use tricks to entice agents and customers to buy their products. Most founders are seen living luxurious lives, however, that so-called amazing life was created by deceiving other people.
An anonymous Facebook user shared their story via Dunia Resepi where they urged the readers to unfollow and avoid cosmetic founders in Malaysia. The anonymous user also stated that the founders will flaunt their wealth and luxuries in an attempt to deceive people who are struggling financially and in desperate need of money into being their agent.
“The founder will purchase beauty products from another country and sell them by kilos (produk tambang kilo). Paste a sticker with their brand’s name on it. Sell in bulks to the agent. The agent, then, will spend tens of thousands of money to buy the stock,” the user elaborated.
“Unfortunately, since the product is unknown and ineffective, no one will buy it. Who will bear the loss? The agent. The founder will shake their legs as they have already sold their stocks in bulk to the agent,” the user added.
According to the user, the founder will then blame the agent for their poor marketing methods and advise them to take classes from them. Having to spend another thousand dollars on the marketing class (which, by the way, is illegal!) is pointless. The user stated that the cycle will begin again.
The user went on to advise readers to avoid purchasing cosmetics with unusual brand names that could potentially harm their skin and instead opt for established options such as Nivea, Maybelline, L’Oreal, Garnier, Olay, Innisfree, Eucerin, and Some by Mi. It’s important to think twice before making any decision, especially when it is money-related.
Sources: Beautiful Nara, Facebook
Neetashini Kanendran contributed to this article
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