Tag: online scams

Scammers on Facebook, Instagram cheat social media users out of S$107,000 from January

Singapore—The country’s police force issued an advisory regarding scammers on social media, warning everyone that people have been cheated out of at least S$107,000 from  January through August this year. On its website as well as its Facebook account, the Singapore Police Force wrote a...

Heng Swee Keat lodges police report over his photo being used in a Facebook scam

Singapore—In the latest example of the names or images of Singaporean officials used in perpetrating online scams, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that he has filed a police report over his photo being used to spread fake news. On August 3, Saturday, DPM...

Police arrest man involved in hotel booking scam

Singapore—Police arrested a man for his alleged involvement in an elaborate e-commerce scam on the platform Carousell. According to a statement from the Singapore Police Force, the yet unnamed 31-year-old man reportedly cheated several victims into booking discounted hotel rooms. The man posted the advertisements...

Josephine Teo warns against fake news as her image and alleged comments were used in an online scam

Singapore— The country’s Manpower Minister Josephine Teo has taken to social media to warn the public of a website that falsely attributes comments to her for the purpose of getting people to disclose their financial details. On Wednesday (May 15) night, she wrote on her...

Victims of fake Lazada campaigns have lost over S$14,000

Singapore — Numerous victims have been robbed of over S$14,000 in total by scammers promising cash from fake prize campaigns linked to online shopping giant Lazada, police said in public alert on Tuesday, May 14. There have been at least 14 cases of these scams...