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SCAMS have been around for countless years and the culprits behind them have become more creative and increasingly sneaky in their attempts to cheat people. They are more prevalent now, making the current situation even harder for Malaysians to bear.
Singaporeans lose S$82 million through top 10 scams in first half of 2020, double amount from a year ago
JOHOR BARU: The owner of an agriculture company here has been cheated out of RM357,000 in a land scam.
KUANTAN (Bernama): A housewife suffered RM60,000 in losses after she was tricked by a man impersonating a policeman who told her to pay the sum in order to avoid being arrested for alleged involvement in a criminal case.
Public urged to be vigilant as police, immigration, banks, consumer groups and complaints department continue to fight against scammers.
Global police body Interpol warned Aug 3 of an "alarming" rate of cybercrime during the coronavirus pandemic, with criminals taking advantage of people working from home to target major institutions.
A Japanese cybersecurity firm said it found stolen login details for over 7,600 Facebook accounts stored on a server based in Russia, according to Sputnik news agency, quoting media reports on Aug 4.
PETALING JAYA: As more Malaysians are reeling from the economic fallout due to the Covid-19 pandemic, scammers are also going into overdrive to make a fast buck.
An employee at an undisclosed tech company has received a deepfake audio impersonating the voice of its chief executive officer asking for assistance to finalise an "urgent business deal", according to a security company that investigated the incident.
JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized RM160,000 worth of drugs from a man impersonating a fisherman in Tanjung Piai waters.