Tag: SCAM

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...

Singaporean warns public to be careful after receiving fake RM20 note in Johor Bahru

Singapore – On May 12, Singaporean Armanizam Dolah received a fake RM20 note during his visit to Johor Bahru and only found out about it after trying to use the money in another shop. In a Facebook post the following day, Armanizam shared his experience...

Couple plead guilty to cheating people of over S$1.6million in renovation scam

Singapore – On May 6 (Monday), Aszrul Mohd Yusoff pleaded guilty to 18 charges of cheating involving a renovation scam that he and his wife, Husniyati Omar, propagated back in 2016. Aszrul and Husniyati established a renovation firm called Carpentry Design Works in 2016, with...

Singapore Airline: Beware of scams and phishing sites; netizens skeptical of airline giving away free tickets

This is not the first time Singapore Airlines (SIA) has confronted another round of scams, as the airline warned the public against email, phone scams, and phishing sites. The deals offered are just too good to be true but still, there were people who fell...

$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)...