Online fraud: 80% Increase in cases in Perlis


KANGAR: Commercial crime cases involving online fraud have increased by 80% in Perlis.

State police chief Datuk Surina Saad said police have recorded about RM1.1mil losses from January to May this year. The state recorded total losses of RM1.8mil last year.

"The rise in the online fraud cases are rampant lately, with police reports lodged daily, especially e-commerce cases.

"The most common scams are fraudulent job offers, love scams and others," she told reporters after launching the police's contingent-level anti-scam campaign for 2022, here.

As of May this year, police had arrested 150 individuals, and of the total, 46% had been charged in the court.

"This year, there are 41 online fraud cases involving 19 male and 22 female students," she said.

Surina also advised the public to check the bank account status before making any transactions at https://semakmule.rmp.gov.my/. - Bernama

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