Fewer online fraud cases from Jan to July

Supt Aidil Bolhassan

PADAWAN: Police here recorded fewer online fraud cases in the first seven months of this year as compared to last year’s figure.

District police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan revealed that the district’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) recorded a total of 93 cases involving losses estimated at RM875,000, between January 1 and July 20 this year.

“In the same period last year, the department recorded a total of 127 cases involving losses worth almost RM1.2 million.

“The statistics show a decrease of fraud cases, namely 34 cases less this year as compared to the same period last year,” he said.

That being said, community members are advised to be more cautious when conducting their business online such as purchasing goods, loans, online banking and so on, so as not to fall victim to online fraud cases.

Aside from that, they are reminded not to be easily deceived by cheap price offers advertised on Facebook and other social media platforms.

“Remember, your personal data and banking information is confidential and it should never be shared with anyone,” the top local cop stressed.

Aidil stated that should the public have any information or have fallen victim to the crime, they can contact the Padawan police headquarters (IPD) operations office at 082-862233.

They can also send a WhatsApp message to the CCID Infoline at 013-2111222 or visit the CCID official portal at http://ccid.rmp.gov.my/semakmule/ to check on any suspicious account numbers.