Tag: SCAM

Police help man retrieve S$200 he lost in cheap phone scam

Singapore—One netizen found himself scammed when he tried to get a discount on a phone he was buying online. Luckily, the police helped him get back the S$200 that he would have otherwise lost to the scammer. Paul Teo wrote a Facebook post on June...

Director Jon M. Chu disgusted by Crazy Rich Asians sequel casting scam

The director of Crazy Rich Asians, Jon M Chu has responded to the Twitter casting scam that includes the follow-up franchise China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. Twitter user Alan Baltes posed as a casting associate to cast for Asian actors aged 20...

Netizen exposes boss who pretended to be co-worker to avoid paying salaries

Singapore—One woman ended up unearthing a host of scams related to the same person who duped her initially. She took to social media to expose her experience of being cheated out of her salary. A netizen who goes by Claire Swf told the story...

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...