Cybercrime over Internet Love Scams in Malaysia: A Discussion on the Theoretical Perspectives, Connecting Factors and Keys to the Problem

Ahmad Safwan Hamsi, Farrah Diana Saiful Bahry, Siti Noraini Mohd Tobi, Maslin Masrom


Increasing cybercrime cases related to the Internet has alert the authority bodies of the country to investigate the causes and actions that need to be taken. Malaysia as a developing country that looking towards advancement of ICT usage in various sectors need to take firm and strategic actions to overcome cybercrime particularly love scams that affect the development of wise generation and degradation of economic growth. There is also a need to take further look into this matter from the ethical point of views. Perhaps, holistic views of the problem causes and solution can be highlighted. Thus this paper will discuss on the theoretical perspectives based on Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, Rule and Act Utilitarianism. Some possible causes to the problem were also identified including from the weaknesses of the victims or advancement of ICT usage itself. In the end, proactive solutions are proposed to deal with the issue involving cooperation from the individual internet users also the authority departments in the countries involved.

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Journal of Management Research ISSN 1941-899X


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