Po­lice urge in­vest­ment scam vic­tims to lodge re­port

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Po­lice have called on the vic­tims of il­le­gal in­vest­ment scheme to come for­ward and lodge re­port to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions and to bring ac­tion against the cul­prit.

Bukit Aman Com­mer­cial Crime Investigation De­part­ment (Syn­di­cated/Credit Card/E-Card) as­sis­tant di­rec­tor ACP Ad­lan Ah­mad said most vic­tims re­fused to lodge a re­port be­cause of em­bar­rass­ment, they were promised good re­turns on their in­vest­ments and they con­sid­ered it as small losses.

“Less than one per cent of the vic­tims of the scam have come for­ward and lodge po­lice re­ports... and this made it dif­fi­cult for the po­lice to con­duct in­ves­ti­ga­tions,” he said in an in­ter­view on the ‘Ruang Bicara’ talk­show over Ber­nama News Chan­nel (BNC) on Thurs­day night.

Ad­lan said most il­le­gal in­vest­ment schemes would of­fer high re­turns for small in­vest­ment in a short pe­riod of time.

“They (scheme or­gan­is­ers) are also ex­ploit­ing peo­ple with high po­si­tions, pro­fes­sion­als, celebri­ties and politi­cians to at­tract peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in the in­vest­ment. There are some who used fake let­ters such as from the Do­mes­tic Trade, Co­op­er­a­tive and Con­sumerism Min­istry to make them be­liev­able,” he said. - Ber­nama

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