Malé, Maldives – Commissioner of Police Mohammed Hameed said today, that so far this year, 998 cases of scams have been reported.
Speaking at the launch of the Multi-Agency Workshop on Combating Scam in the Maldives, CP Hameed said the workshop was important to learn more about the criminal environment today.
“As you know, scam cases are a matter of public concern and are causing huge financial losses to the people. So far this year, 998 scam cases have been reported. A total of MVR 23 million has been lost,” CP Hameed said.
From an economic point of view, the damage to individuals is unpredictable, and that the institutions are already working to prevent these incidents to the extent of their capacity, he said.
This is to achieve the goals of the police strategic plan. It is also an effort to strengthen the 2019 Scam and Fraud Prevention Act. With that, the police are looking into scams and fraud cases with special priority, he said.
A new investigative procedure has been developed and police are being trained to expedite the investigation of such cases. The workshop is a joint workshop on scams and economic crime.