RM68m lost to love scams this year

Women are warned to be extra careful to avoid falling victims to Internet love scam syndicates. — AFP pic
Women are warned to be extra careful to avoid falling victims to Internet love scam syndicates. — AFP pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — A total of 1,750 people were reported to have become victims of Internet love scam syndicates since January 2013 till August this year involving losses estimated at RM68 million, said Federal Commercial Crimes Department director Datuk Seri Mortadza Nazarene.

He said 1,205 of the victims were women.

“Based on police reports, 1,095 people fell prey to such syndicates involving losses of RM35.6 million.

“In August this year, 655 individual were snared losing more than RM32 million,” he told a press conference at his office here yesterday.

He warned the people especially women to be extra careful to avoid falling victims to these syndicates. — Bernama

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