Drugs, vaccines, oxygen, and other supplies are running out across the country and pandemic profiteers are filling every gap they find.
Corruption and a lack of integrity cited as authorities warn of pandemic-season scams.
Cases abound of scams related to financial assistance and loans during the pandemic season, with fraudsters taking advantage of the shift to e-commerce as well.
18 reports involving RM636,311 in losses were lodged from Jan 1 to Feb 9.
The top 10 scam types included e-commerce scams, social media impersonation scams and loan scams.