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Bukit Aman sees two-fold increase in online fraud since 2019, losses at RM58m as at Oct | Malaysia

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Inspector General Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sany Abullah Sani speaks to media at Berjaya Times Square hotel in Kuala Lumpur November 8, 2021. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 — More Malaysians have been getting conned online in the past two years.

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said commercial crimes through the internet have doubled since 2019.

The losses suffered by scam victims this year alone have amounted to RM58 million so far.

Acryl said the police are stepping up its awareness campaign to counter scammers.

“If we wait till December it could get worse and the amount may double or triple from 2019,” he said during the launch of the Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) campaign on online frauds.

“Losses in 2019 was RM28 million, then in 2020 it was RM41 million and then till October this year we are already at RM58 million.”

“This trend is…

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