KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 15,935 online cheating cases with losses amounting to about RM380 million were recorded in the first nine months of this year, according to Bukit Aman’s commercial crime investigation department (CCID).
CCID deputy director Muhammed Hasbullah Ali said the cases included those involving the African Scam, Macau Scam, non-existent loans, investments, and e-commerce.
The statistics were very worrying as it indicated that there were still many people in the country who were easily duped by scam syndicates, he said at a press conference here today.
According to Hasbullah, CCID found that online cheating cases had increased by 60.6% over the last 10 years.
“As such, CCID will launch a commercial crime prevention campaign for cybercrime at the state contingent and district police levels from Nov 8,” he said.
He hoped that the large-scale campaign, which would be carried out with the cooperation of corporate entities and NGOs, would be successful in providing exposure and useful knowledge to the public to avoid becoming victims.
“During the campaign, the public will be made aware of various facilities provided by CCID, such as the ‘Semak Mule’ application and CCID infoline,” he said.