‘RUNHACK: SCAM ALERT! 2023’ to educate the public on financial fraud and scam

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KUALA LUMPUR: CyberSecurity Malaysia with the cooperation of Synapse Sd. Bhd. and the support from the Ministry of Communications and Digital organized the ‘RUNHACK: SCAM ALERT! 2023’ program as an initiative to educate the public on financial fraud crime and scams.

CyberSecurity Malaysia Synapze Sdn Bhd in a statement said the Minister of Communications and Digital, Fahmi Fadzil had officially launched and released the five (5) kilometer running event held at Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

The statement added the event serves as a platform to increase awareness on the modus operandi of various types of scams including learning the prevention tips to avoid being victimized by the scammers.

‘RUNHACK: SCAM ALERT! 2023’ had targeted to have 1,000 guests from various communities including 500 participants in the family running event and children age 12 and below.

According to the statement, the participants who succeeded in completing the running event would receive a medal, jersey ‘RUNHACK’ (adult only), a sling beg, and a packet of light food.

Meanwhile, CyberSecurity Malaysia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Datuk Ts. Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab FASc said this event is a creative approach in the effort to create awareness among the people about financial fraud crime and scammers’ threats.

“The effort to teach the community on this kind of crime should continue, activated and widened so that more Malaysians will have the knowledge, understand and know the prevention steps that should be taken from being trapped as victims of the financial fraud scams,” he said.

Elaborating on the event, the statement said, that participants will have to go through several checkpoints where they are requested to do an activity to evaluate their level of awareness and understanding of the issues related to financial fraud and scams.

“Among the initiatives taken by the organizers to make the event inclusive was the participation of a group of handicapped children from Little Fighters Runner who were present with their parents to make the atmosphere merrier.

“The children of the Little Fighters Runner are suffering from various illnesses among others autism, cancer, chronic heart, cerebral palsy, and prader-willi syndrome (PWF),” the statement said. –Malaysia World News


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