PETALING JAYA: Call 997 to reach out to the National Scam Response Centre (NSRC) within 24 hours if you suspect you have fallen victim to a scam.
That was the advice given by ASP Rahmat Fitri Abdullah in a series of videos on social media.
He said by alerting NSRC within 24 hours of being scammed, there is a chance for the transaction to be blocked and prevent the money from being deposited into a mule account.
"Within a few minutes, the money can be transacted to several other accounts. Police will trace the mule accounts. It is a challenging task with multiple layers to trace," he said.
After reporting to the NSRC, ASP Rahmat said the victim would need to lodge a police report and prepare details of the case.
He, however, advised the public to always be vigilant as prevention would always be the best method to avoid scams that can come in many forms.