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CYBERCRIME ON RISE DURING COVID-19, SAYS KANGANJA

INSPECTOR General of Police (IG) Kakoma Kanganja says the country has registered an increase in the number of cyber-crimes during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Police IG has since urged the public to be alert and not allow cyber fraudsters to swindle them out of their hard earned money.

Mr Kanganja has also sent a warning to perpetrators of cyber-crime that their days are numbered.

Speaking when he received a donation of a computer laboratory from the 34th intake of 2000 that were trained at the school of Public Order Maintenance at Kamfinsa Mobile Unit, as a way of commemorating their 20 years of service, Mr Kanganja praised the officers for the gesture to supplement government efforts.

Mr Kanganja said the importance of the computer laboratory cannot be overemphasized considering an increase in criminal activities being committed through the cyberspace.

He said in order to mitigate the abuse, the police service will continue to train officers in computer and cyber-crimes related courses to ensure that they have the necessary skills to counter cyber-crime.

He pointed out that the infrastructure and equipment donated will benefit members of the Zambia Police and the general public through enhanced operationalized police duties.

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Written by Felix Nkinke

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