Police arrest 830 suspects who allowed scammers to use their accounts in Negri Sembilan


SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan police arrested 830 individuals in the state for allegedly allowing their bank accounts to be used by scammers in online cheating cases in the first 10 months of this year.

State police chief DCP Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop said of these, 285 have already been charged in court.

"Remember, that once you are charged in court, your details will be entered into our records.

"This can jeopardise your future, including your chances of getting a job," he said in a statement.

He said 2,330 online scams were reported in the state involving RM20.9mil in losses.

In the first 10 months of 2020, 1,333 cases involving RM18.8mil in losses were reported.

The scams include online purchases using the names of e-commerce platforms and social media, individuals impersonating policemen or officers from the Inland Revenue Board, Customs, courts, banks, courier companies and credit card companies.

"There are also love scams, individuals offering loans without collateral or low-interest rates but which are actually non-existent, and those offering job opportunities.

"People have also been scammed through low-risk investment schemes offering high returns and by individuals impersonating friends and relatives," he added.

DCP Mohamad said the public can always verify information they received on social media via semakmule.rmp.gov.my or by calling the Commercial Crimes Investigation

Department infoline at 013-2111 222 or its Scam Response Centre at 03-2610 1559.

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