SHAH ALAM, 28 Apr : Police have noticed a spike in cyber scams during the movement control order (MCO) period, which began on March 18.
“Despite an overall dip in the crime index, police have received 29% more reports on online scams from April 1-27, compared to the same period last year, ” said Selangor Covid-19 special spokesman Asst Comm Muhammad Yazid Muhammad Yew.
“There were 249 cases recorded this year, compared to 193 last year.
“Victims lost about RM6.7mil in such scams and we believe the reason for this spike is because more people are making online purchases as they remain indoors during the MCO period, ” he added.
Cyber fraud always the top incidents every year compared to other cybercrimes. Statistics from the Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) shows there are increase in cyber fraud where 798 cases in March this year compared to 477 in the same month last year.
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Therefore, learn to spot fake website and beware of your personal details & financial data when making any transaction online.