Tag: SCAM

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...

Hackers steal and sell Netflix accounts for S$3.3

Malaysia — A concerned netizen started a Twitter thread exposing what appears to be Netflix subscription scammers. Twitter user @aidanurariza said she encountered several sellers offering Netflix services at RM10 (S$3.3). Authentic Netflix memberships range from RM33 to RM51 (S$10.98 to S$16.97) per month. It appears...

SP Group warns public not to entertain salespeople posing as its employees selling fire extinguishers

Singapore — Scammers are using the recent HDB flat fire as an opportunity to make some cash. A scheme with salespeople posing as employees from Singapore Power (SP) Group are allegedly selling fire extinguishers without the authorisation of the company. On July 20 (Saturday), a 40-year-old man died in...

Prosecution calls for jail time for victim turned perpetrator of love scam

Singapore—In spite of a mandatory treatment order for a woman who was victimised by a love scam, prosecutors are saying that she should also receive jail time for her role in the deception as she also committed a scam in the process. Christina Cheong Yoke...

Scam alert: Police warns public not to give WhatsApp verification code to anyone

Singapore – The Singapore Police Force (SPF) released a new crime advisory of a scam involving the hacking of WhatsApp accounts. On July 9 (Tuesday), the SPF posted a crime advisory on their Facebook page captioned, “Resurgence of scams involving takeover of WhatsApp accounts.” According to...

Kind family in Manila give grandma the benefit of the doubt when she asks for money for blood donations, despite blood donation scams elsewhere in the city

Manila, Philippines – A Filipino family was approached by an 85-year-old lady asking for a donation for her grandchild while they were dining out and she received some heartwarming help. However, the possibility of the whole thing being a scam remains. Beggars on the streets...

63-year-old Singaporean woman gets S$50,000 from one love scam and then loses S$31,000 in another

Singapore— Christina Cheong Yoke Lin pleaded guilty on May 30, Wednesday, to dishonestly misappropriating cash, and will be back in court next month for sentencing. But the story of how she ended up with this guilty plea is surely one for the books when...