According to PDRM (Polis Diraja Malaysia), cybercrime in Malaysia has risen at a concerning level. Over the last five years, 67,552 cyber scam cases were reported, leading to a total loss of RM2.23 billion.
The majority of these scams were in relation to e-commerce with 23,011 cases, followed by illegal loans with 21,008 cases and investment scams with 6,273 cases. In fact, one of the biggest scams reported recently was on a 90-year-old woman, who lost RM3.83 million to a phishing scam.
To combat this, PDRM’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID), Facebook Malaysia, and other government and industry agencies teamed up to create the #TakNakScam campaign. This campaign serves to empower the public by educating them by giving them a deep understanding of how scams work and how to deal with them.
3 steps to avoid getting scammed
TakNakScam wants the public to Spot, Check and Report, in order to stay safe. By educating the public on how to do…