MELAKA: Melaka police received a total of 259 reports related to Internet frauds, including Macau scams during the first three months of this year.
Melaka deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Razali Abu Samah said accumulated losses amounting to RM8.4mil from these were recorded.
However, there was a decrease of two cases compared to same period last year, where 261 cases were recorded with losses amounting to RM9.4mil, he said.
SAC Razali said 64 cases of non-existence loans were also recorded this year, along with 35 cases of non-existence investments.
He said police would focus on creating awareness on those aged between 30 and 40, who made up the majority of victims being fleeced by scammers.
He added police will intensify its effort to curb online scams through various awareness campaigns.