Tag: SCAM

Singaporean allegedly scammed into buying S$179 fire extinguisher by salesman

SINGAPORE — On Sunday (Feb 16), a concerned citizen took to Facebook group All Singapore Stuff to report a suspicious incident involving an alleged "fire extinguisher" scammer. The person who posted about the incident, who was identified as Kelvin, told the group that his mother was...

1,700 people fall prey to loan scams with losses amounting to S$6.8 million in 2019

Singapore—There were 1,700 reported cases of loan scams from January to November 2019. Victims lost about S$6.8 million from the scams. According to the Straits Times, there were only 990 cases of loan scams in 2018 with losses amounting to S$2 million. Police said in an...

Former NTU valedictorian allegedly scams 73 friends of $800k to pay for breast enhancements

Singapore—Alexandra Low, a former valedictorian from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is currently being investigated by the police for reportedly cheating over 70 of her friends and acquaintances of more than $800,000, which she is said to have used for breast enhancement procedures. Straitstimes.com (ST) reports...

Senior Parliamentary Secretary Amrin Amin exposes attempt to scam him on Facebook

Singapore—On Tuesday night, December 17, Senior Parliamentary Secretary Amrin Amin took to social media to show that no one is exempt from becoming the target of a scam. On Facebook, Mr Amin posted screenshots of messages he had received on Instagram from a ‘Malaysian banker.’...

10 to be charged for involvement in S$11.4 million housing loan scam

Singapore—On Tuesday, December 3, 10 individuals will face charges in court due to their alleged participation in a housing loan scam that involved $11.4 million in mortgage loans. In a statement dated December 2, Monday, the police described the scam as a housing loan...

Dozens scammed by luxury watch hoax supposedly endorsed by Dr Mahathir

Petaling Jaya—Scams using the names of world leaders to seemingly endorse a product or service are not unusual in this day and age, and Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad is no exception. A luxury watch bearing the engraved signature of Dr Mahathir was...

SGH issues scam warning regarding invoice for ‘$600,00’ surgery that had hospital logo

Singapore—On Saturday, October 26, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) published a post on its Facebook page to warn the public of a scam. https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeGeneralHospital/photos/a.10152212492781681/10156371800971681/?type=3&theater The hospital noted the errors in the document, saying it has 'poorly worded and dubious' content as tell-tale signs to look out for. The...

From ‘easy money’ to ‘lost money’ – Singaporean loses S$1.4 million in scam

A senior manager in a local company received a fax from a British law firm telling him that he was about to get an inheritance of $12.7 million from a dead distant relative with the same surname. However, the money never materialized and the...

MOM: Fake employment pass application website is phishing for your personal info

Singapore — Another fake website is luring users into giving their personal information. The Ministry of Manpower identified the fake website (http://eponlinemom-sg. com) and warned everyone to be on their guard. The fake government website tells users to check their employment pass application status by typing...

Ministry of Manpower issues warning against fake MOM website promising workers S$2800

Singapore — The country’s  Ministry of Manpower issued a press statement on August 1, Thursday, warning the public about a fake website that purports to represent the ministry. Moreover, it contains a false claim that unwitting victims are entitled to an amount of money...