Most victims of on-line scams are girls, says Bukit Aman department head
MELAKA: Most victims of on-line scams are girls, says Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob.
He acknowledged that 55% of the victims were girls above the age of 51, adding that most fell into the entice when scammers threatened to confiscate their properties beneath Anti-Money Laundering Act.
Comm Zainuddin acknowledged this after a ceremony between outgoing Melaka police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mat Kasim Karim and unusual Melaka top cop Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali at Melaka police headquarters here on Monday (Nov 16)
Comm Zainuddin acknowledged some 5,218 on-line scams were reported between January and October this year, adding that over RM265mil became as soon as misplaced and a pair of,676 arrests were made.
He acknowledged there agree with been 5,725 experiences in 2019 bright losses amounting to RM254mil whereas 4,965 conditions were reported in 2018 with losses totalling RM226mil.
“In 2018,2, 233 arrests were made with 705 conditions were prosecuted whereas 1804 arrests and 994 prosecutions were conducted in 2019,” he added.