Kesunyian dan ekstraversi: kajian kes instrumental tentang personaliti mangsa jenayah cinta siber di Ibu Pejabat Polis Petaling Jaya, Selangor


  • Zulkifli Ismail Polis DiRaja Malaysia


Cyber love crime, romance fraud cybercrime, personality traits, victimology


Counterfeit profile identity through social media channels by cybercriminals are
challenging to prevent. This paper explores the characteristics of victims of cybercrime,
in particular, the romance fraud cybercrime. The qualitative study involved twelve
victims of the roman fraud cybercrime, reported at the office of the Commercial Criminal

Investigation Division, Petaling Jaya Police Headquarters. The study employed semi-
structured interviews and non-participatory observations technique to collect its primary

data. Two secondary informants who served as key informants from the Office of the
Deputy Director (Cyber Investigation and Multimedia Division) of the Bukit Aman
Commercial Crime Investigation Department and Communications and Multimedia
Commission (MCMC) in Putrajaya were interviewed to gain further insight about
individual personality traits that is potential to become victims of romance fraud
cybercrime. Victimology theory is used to assess the typology of victims targeted by
cybercriminals. The study found that the dominant personality traits describing victims
of cyber-love crime in Petaling Jaya area are loneliness and extraversion. The paper
believes that the education efforts and awareness campaigns organised by the PDRM and
MCMC are not sufficient to raise social media users' awareness of the dangers of using
open digital platforms.