Tag: Scams

SPF: Singapore’s crime rate highest in 9 years; online scams up by 54%

SINGAPORE — The crime rate in Singapore in 2019 is at its highest since 2010. While other types of crimes decreased, online scams increased...

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...

MFA warns public of a new scam where people receive fake calls from its...

Singapore—In an advisory dated June 18, Tuesday, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) warned the public that three people have already received suspicious phone...

SkillsFuture scammer gets 3-year jail sentence

Singapore — A fifty-eight-year-old former cleaner who participated in the biggest case of fraud against a public institution in the country has pleaded guilty...

Police issue warning as scammers now enter WhatsApp chat groups with stolen verification codes

Singapore—The country’s police force issued a crime advisory as scammers have devised a new system for taking over WhatsApp accounts through a ruse used...

Boy scammed by “Chinese official” into selling mum’s jewellery

Hong Kong - A boy has been scammed into selling all his mother's jewellery and depositing the money into the account of an alleged...

Police: At least 90 WhatsApp accounts taken over by scammers since January

Singapore—The Police issued an advisory on Thursday, April 4, saying that there has been an uptick in scams involving the takeover of accounts of...

Singapore Police Force campaigns against scams in #BirdBoxChallenge social media ad

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) would never run out of appeal and comical styles, as they became viral again in their campaign against scams...

Scammers getting smarter: cheats S$15,700 in one week

Singapore – Technological advancements is both a blessing and a curse. The latter especially when it is used for disrespectful purposes such as scamming...

After Esso attendant is scammed, enraged netizens suggest preventive measures

Much like the incident in April of this year, wherein a man driving a BMW refused to pay for a $125 gas bill at...
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