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More Than RM1.6 Billion Lost To Online Scams Between 2019 And 2021, Says Deputy Minister
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More Than RM1.6 Billion Lost To Online Scams Between 2019 And 2021, Says Deputy Minister

18,857 cases of online purchase cheating cases and 15,546 non-existent loan cases were recorded for the past three years.

Ikhwan Zulkaflee

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51,631 fraud cases resulting in more than RM1.61 billion in losses were recorded between 2019 and 2021, said Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Jonathan Yasin.

Jonathan said that the highest case recorded was online purchase cheating with 18,857 cases, followed by non-existent loan with 15,546 cases.

“Various efforts were carried out by the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) to combat syndicates including stepping up law enforcement, operations and charging against those involved.

“We also created the ‘CCID Scam Response Center’ where members of the public could obtain information and validate calls for doubtful transactions, “Jonathan told the Parliament, today.

He was replying to a question by Su Keong Siong (PH-Kampar) who wanted the government to detail the statistics on cheating in online purchases and state the measures taken to curb the problem.

Jonathan added that the government is looking to review laws pertaining to the issue at hand.

“We would be reviewing the Consumer Protection Act 2007 if it could curb all types of crimes taking place in the country,” he said.


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