Vic­tims urged to lodge re­port against scam­mer

The Star Malaysia - - News Nibbles -

KUALA LUMPUR: Po­lice have called on the vic­tims of an il­le­gal in­vest­ment scheme to come for­ward and lodge re­ports to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions and 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 out of em­bar­rass­ment as they were promised good re­turns on their in­vest­ments as well as re­gard­ing their losses as mi­nor.

“Less than one per­cent of the vic­tims of the scam have come for­ward and lodged po­lice re­ports, and this makes it dif­fi­cult for the po­lice to carry out in­ves­ti­ga­tions,” he said in a talk show.

Last Fri­day, Bukit Aman Com­mer­cial Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion De­part­ment direc­tor Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Ab­dul­lah Sani said RM4.4bil in losses were recorded in­volv­ing 27 fraud in­vest­ment schemes and 1.7 mil­lion vic­tims in the coun­try since July 2013 un­til Septem­ber this year. — Ber­nama

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