KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A total of RM7mil has been lost due to cyber and multimedia crime from January to November, says Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal (pic).
He added on Friday (Nov 27) that 78 police reports had been lodged during this period, and said that scammers were now impersonating the friends and family of potential victims to deceive them into giving money.
ACP Nik Ezanee said that these scammers would introduce themselves and then say that the telephone number in use was a new one.
"The fraudsters would then give bank account numbers which do not belong to the victims' friends or family members for the purpose of getting the 'loan', ” he said in a statement on Friday night.
He said the victims would only realise that they've been duped when they contacted their friends or family members on the original telephone numbers.
ACP Nik Ezanee added that 20 investigation papers have been opened on crimes using this modus operandi, and said that they involve losses of RM250,000. - Bernama
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