Stronger laws to combat online scams needed, says Selangor top cop


SHAH ALAM: Stronger laws are needed to combat online scams, says Selangor police.

State police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said that state police have already recorded RM59.6mil in losses from scams.

“This is from January to June this year. And this is just one contingent and based on our investigations a huge part of losses from scams are funnelled overseas.

“From the 1,354 cases in that time frame involving cheating, only 428 cases were not online related,” he said at the launch of the anti-scam campaign at the state-contingent level at Concorde Hotel here.

With most of the suspects arrested being mule account holders, Comm Arjunaidi said that proving cases in court was difficult.

“This is why I said before we need to make amendments or create new and more suitable laws to fit the time. We hope that this will happen in the near future.

“Our laws do not cover online banking transfers. Are there laws to regulate e-banking, e-commerce and the such?” he said.

He also urged all parties to play their part including the public and those involved such as banks.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Police , Scams , Arjunaidi Mohamed , Selangor , Law

   

Next In Nation

Sarawak Report defamation suit: Transfer application first, legal questions later, says High Court
Umno set to contest in Beaufort despite Azizah's no compromise stand
MMA applauds govt effort to clean up beauty industry
Driver seriously injured in lorry on lorry collision in Kinabatangan
No girlfriends at 1MDB raid: Retired senior cop Amar denies RPK allegations, to lodge report
Penang facing urban malaria crisis following influx of foreign workers, says state health DG
Government allocated RM6.4bil for infrastructure projects in Kelantan, says Fadillah
Motorcyclist killed after being dragged under a lorry in Tapah
Six Bersatu MPs ready to leave seats in GE15
Pantai MP calls for RCI over personal data breaches

Others Also Read