KUALA LUMPUR: City police have reached out to Pekan Kepong PPR residents to share the latest information on crime and how to deal with crime trends.
City deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Yong Lei Choo said such programmes were important for the police to keep the public informed on the latest happenings.
"At the Pekan Kepong PPR, our statistics show that indexed crime had increased by three cases to 23 cases between January and October this year compared with the same period last year.
"We also wanted to take the time to inform the community here on the latest commercial crime trends.
"We told them that following the pandemic, online and e-commerce scams have started to become popular," she said.
DCP Yong was talking to reporters after attending a high-profile policing programme at Pekan Kepong PPR on Sunday (Oct 17).
She urged the community there to be cautious when dealing with anyone online or via phone calls.
She said police took time to advise the community during the programme to never give out their personal details or passwords to anyone online.
"Knowledge is the public's greatest weapon against crime syndicates and we will continuously disseminate the latest information to them on what to do and what not to do," she said.