Ministry of Finance: 31,169 online crime cases recorded from 2021 to June 30

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 31,169 online crime cases were recorded from 2021 to June 30 this year, the finance ministry said.

He said that based on statistics from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), online crimes include online purchase fraud, non-existent loans, African scam/romance scam, Macau, investment, business email compromise and SMS scam.

“Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and financial institutions have collaborated with various law enforcement agencies such as PDRM, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs, Companies Commission of Malaysia as well as the Securities Commission, including in connection with supervision, investigation and prosecution in court.

“Additionally, efforts to raise public awareness of financial fraud have also been multiplied through a series of online awareness talks, using media channels and also social media sites,” the ministry said in a written response. to a question from Chong Chieng Jen (DAP-Stampin) in the Dewan Rakyat today.

The MOF said that BNM is also working with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and telecommunications companies to improve the security of communication and multimedia channels to prevent the dissemination of false messages and the spread of malware by trade unions. of financial fraud.

In addition, phone numbers and mobile devices involved in financial fraud cases will be blacklisted, he added.

The ministry said banking institutions are adopting high security system standards to protect their customers’ accounts.

The government, through the BNM, is also continuously strengthening bank security guidelines and policies that financial institutions must adhere to, the finance ministry added. – Bernama

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