Tag: fraud

Reckless driver fakes identity, tricks companies into hiring him

Singapore—A man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges of cheating for faking his identity in order to get a job as a driver. What's worse is that the man committed the crimes while he was banned from driving for four years. According to an initial...

13 more charges filed against lawyer connected to missing S$33 million who escaped to Malaysia

Lawyer Jeffrey Ong Su Aun is facing an additional thirteen charges in the case of  S$33 million which had gone missing from an escrow account managed by law firm JLC Advisors. The lawyer went missing after one of his company’s clients, Allied Technologies (AT), complained missing...

Ex-DBS manager who cheated elderly customers of S$200,000 gets close to 4-year jail sentence

Singapore — Liaw Tick Kwan, a former relationship manager at DBS Bank, was sentenced to three years and 10 months in jail on June 6, Thursday for pocketing S$200,000 from two older customers. Mr Liaw had handled the investments of the two retirees during the...

Fake apps and GPS spoofing used by fraudulent Grab drivers to cheat passengers and fellow drivers

Back in the heyday of old-school taxis, dishonest drivers cheated their customers through faulty meter wirings. Nowadays, Grab's ride-sharing platform is facing a new wave of sophisticated fraudsters. Grab conducted a media briefing last Friday (May 17) to spread awareness regarding new ways in which...

Fake degrees rampant even among senior management jobs in Malaysia

A fraud investigation firm recently uncovered that an alarming number of workers in Malaysia have fake degrees from shady institutions. Read: Serial conman forges NUS degree to get 38 jobs in 4 years In a report by The Star, around one in 20 job applicants enter companies...

Two students scam Apple of about US$1 million using fake iPhones

Owning an iPhone is perhaps considered a status symbol in both Western and Asian cultures. Fake phones abound in the marketplace for those who cannot afford the real thing. Some counterfeit iPhones are now so similar to the original that Apple cannot even distinguish between...

Singaporean man falsifies mother’s death in insurance scam, gets over S$80,000 from her CPF

Singapore—A man named Abraham Rock is facing multiple charges for falsifying his mother’s death certificate as he tried to collect over S$3.7 million from insurance companies. He actually succeeded in getting over S$80,000 from his mother’s CPF account. Both Mr Rock and his mother, who...

Parents who cheat on their children’s university admissions

Parents always want what is best for their children. Oftentimes, they go the extra mile to be able to afford and access top-quality education for their children and remove all obstacles to their success. After all, people believe that a good education is key...

Police arrest Singaporean man who staged his own kidnapping

A Singaporean man was arrested upon arriving at Changi Airport last March 20. The 30-year-old Singaporean man living in Vietnam allegedly staged his own kidnapping. Authorities received a report saying a Singaporean man had been kidnapped last Feb 27 in Vietnam. The Singapore Police Force...

$40M SkillsFuture fraud: Eight more charged; $20M still unaccounted for

The number of people implicated in the $40m SkillsFuture fraud has increased, as eight more members of the syndicate have been charged, while some $20M is still unaccounted for. This is the largest fraud committed against a public institution in Singapore to date. SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)...