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RSN™ SCAMScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. NEWS: 30 Scammers Arrested In Malaysia For African Scam Activities

Total 2018 ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. Arrests This Year Alone Are Now Over 6,000!

SHAH ALAM, MALAYSIA: Police Nabbed 30 Foreigners Including Three Women On Suspicion Of Being Involved In Romance ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. In Raids At Several Locations Around Selangor Since August And This Month So Far

30 African Scammers Arrested In Malaysia

30 African Scammers Arrested In Malaysia

Selangor police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor said in raids carried out on four residential premises in Petaling Jaya, 14 foreigners were arrested comprising 12 Nigerians, a Ugandan and a Sierra Leonean – all Africans.

He said 8 laptops, 23 mobile phones, 7seven routers, a pen drive, and a Samsung tablet were seized in the raids.

“At the same time, police also apprehended 16 foreign nationals comprising 15 Nigerians and a Filipino in raids at seven different locations around Bandar Sunway in Petaling Jaya, Batu 9 in Cheras and Serdang.”

“In the raids, 34 mobile phones, a Samsung brand tablet, and an iPad were also confiscated,” he told a press conference at the Selangor Police Contingent Headquarters.

SHAH ALAM, 19 Sept -- Ketua Polis Selangor Datuk Mazlan Mansor (dua, kanan) menunjukkan gambar suspek 'African Scam' yang ditahan pada sidang media di Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Selangor hari ini. Turut sama Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersil (JSJK) Selangor ACP Harjinder Kaur Gurdial Singh (kanan). Polis menahan 30 warga asing termasuk tiga wanita yang dipercayai terlibat dalam kegiatan ‘African Scam’ menerusi serbuan di beberapa lokasi sekitar Selangor pada Ogos lepas dan bulan ini. -- fotoBERNAMA (2018) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

SHAH ALAM, 19 Sept — Ketua Polis Selangor Datuk Mazlan Mansor (dua, kanan) menunjukkan gambar suspek ‘African Scam’ yang ditahan pada sidang media di Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Selangor hari ini. Turut sama Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersil (JSJK) Selangor ACP Harjinder Kaur Gurdial Singh (kanan).

According to Mazlan, with the arrests, police have solved 13 African Scam cases involving losses incurred by victims amounting to RM371,420 (USD $89,811.11).

He said all the cases were being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

In the meantime, he said that for the first period of this year until Sept 15, 262 African Scam cases involving “parcel scams”, “love scams” and “escrow scams” were reported involving losses amounting to RM16.9 million (USD $3,868,880.00).

We have advised the people many times, but still, a lot of cases like this keep occurring. Recently, a 26-year-old female doctor got duped by a bogus doctor whom she befriended through a website and fell in love with the suspect and made 13 transactions amounting to RM70,000 (USD $16,926.35) to the man.

Hence, people are advised to be cautious in using social media applicationsApplications Applications or Apps An application (software), commonly referred to as an ‘app’ is a program on a computer, tablet, mobile phone or device. Apps are designed for specific tasks, including checking the weather, accessing the internet, looking at photos, playing media, mobile banking, etc. Many apps can access the internet if needed and can be downloaded (used) either for a price or for free. Apps are a major point of vulnerability on all devices. Some are designed to be malicious, such as logging keystrokes or activity, and others can even transport malware. Always be careful about any app you are thinking about installing. and not be easily deceived. Also, be reminded that the act of handing over bank account access with pin numbers to criminals can cause the account owner to be charged under Section 424 of the Penal Code,” he said.  [This is a reminder that not all countries are tolerant of money launderingMoney laundering Money laundering is the illegal process of concealing the origins of money obtained illegally by passing it through a complex sequence of banking transfers or commercial transactions. Money laundering can be done through various mediums, leveraging a variety of payment vehicles, people and institutions. even if you are a victim of a scam, RSN]

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