'Love scam' the tactic most used by conmen, say cops

KUALA LUMPUR: The "love scam" tactic is the one most used by conmen, with police recording estimated losses of more than RM365mil from 2018 to February 2023.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) acting deputy director (Investigations) Datuk Mohamed Usuf Jan Mohamad said a study conducted revealed that of the 7,286 cases recorded, 82.5% victims were women while the remaining 1,228 cases were men.

He said as an effort to combat the spread of such fraud cases, the CCID had implemented various commercial crime prevention activities through its police anti-scam campaign.

"To ensure that the message of commercial crime awareness can be disseminated to all walks of life, CCID has diversified prevention activities that are carried out, including sembang santai (casual chat) programmes, talks, and exhibitions at schools, houses of worship and universities.

"CCID has taken another step towards implementing its anti-fraud campaign in collaboration with Syarikat Dream Fill Sdn Bhd to produce an anti-fraud film titled Oppa," he said in his speech at the launch of the film at Cheras Police College on Wednesday (March 29).

He said one of the goals of the film is to educate the public about the modus operandi of online fraud syndicates and to awaken the anti-fraud spirit in society.

The film, which will start shooting in April this year, will feature South Korean lead actor Jang Tae-Oh alongside a number of local actors. – Bernama

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