Most victims of online scams are ladies folks, says Bukit Aman department head
MELAKA: Most victims of online scams are ladies folks, says Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob.
He acknowledged that 55% of the victims had been ladies folks above the age of 51, including that practically all fell into the entice when scammers threatened to confiscate their properties below 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 high cop Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali at Melaka police headquarters right here on Monday (Nov 16)
Comm Zainuddin acknowledged some 5,218 online scams had been reported between January and October this twelve months, including that over RM265mil become misplaced and 2,676 arrests had been made.
He acknowledged there were 5,725 reports in 2019 intelligent losses amounting to RM254mil while 4,965 cases had been reported in 2018 with losses totalling RM226mil.
“In 2018,2, 233 arrests had been made with 705 cases had been prosecuted while 1804 arrests and 994 prosecutions had been done in 2019,” he added.