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Scammers' adaptability has led to 50% increase in cybercrime over past two years, says IGP

The Star
The Star
The ability of scammers to exploit technological changes and trap victims with new tactics are among the reasons cybercrime has increased by about 50% over the past two years, says Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

The Inspector-General of Police said that in his virtual speech during the Financial Crime Exhibition on Monday (Sept 26), adding that loan scams, investment scams, Macau scams, African scams, business email compromised (BEC), email hacks and SMS scams are among the main financial crimes.

The IGP advised the public to safeguard their personal information and avoid downloading files or applications from unverified sources onto mobile devices.

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