10 December 2018
First of many future CIMB-PDRM collaborations indirectly contribute towards Malaysians’ financial well-being.
Kuala Lumpur: CIMB Bank Berhad (“CIMB” or “the Bank”) has partnered with the Royal Malaysian Police Kuala Lumpur (“PDRM KL”) on an Anti-Scam Campaign to raise awareness on various common scams, which this year occurred through 1,000 cases with losses amounting to RM72 million within the Klang Valley alone. The campaign with the theme “Beware, Be Aware, Stop the Scammers” is supported by CIMB Foundation, the CSR arm of CIMB Group.
The PDRM-CIMB Anti-Scam Campaign was officiated by CP Datuk Seri Mohd Mazlan bin Lazim, Chief Police Officer, Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent and Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group CEO of CIMB Group, witnessed by Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin, CEO of CIMB Foundation, Kwan Keen Yew, Chief Compliance Officer, CIMB Group, DCP Dato’ Zainuddin bin Yaacob, Deputy Chief Police Officer, Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent, SAC Dato’ Azman Ayob, Head of Crime Prevention and Community Safety Division PDRM, and ACP Mohd Luthfi Ismail bin Abdullah, Head of Commercial Crime Investigation Department, Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent.
Datuk Seri Mohd Mazlan bin Lazim, said “Continued efforts have been taken by the Police in providing reminders and raising awareness to the public on the threats and dangers of scam. Today we are joined by CIMB to enhance the effort and work hand in glove to deliver this important message to the public not to be duped by these scams, as the old adage says, prevention is better than cure.”
Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group CEO, CIMB Group, commented, "CIMB takes its corporate citizenship seriously, and we are pleased to partner with PDRM KL to raise public awareness on these scams. This is the first of many future CIMB-PDRM collaborations, through which we are also indirectly contributing towards Malaysians’ financial well-being. We can never over-educate the public on scams, given that many victims have lost their life savings or retirement funds to scammers. As continuous education is key to prevent the public from becoming victims or money mules, CIMB Bank has also started a similar-themed six-month awareness campaign for its customers.”
Based on statistics, the public often fall prey to too-good-to-be-true loan offers, threats of legal action on non-existent crimes, or even fake love interest. All these and other scams were showcased at the PDRM-CIMB Anti-Scam Campaign, which also featured panel sessions on scam detection and prevention, as well as information booths by the Royal Malaysian Police. Around 600 members of the public - ranging from civil society leaders, police officers, high school principals, and university students – attended the launch.