Tag: Scams

Josephine Teo warns about scams, shares an anecdote in which someone tried to trick...

Singapore — Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo warned members of the public about scams and cybercriminals in her latest Facebook post. When attending...

Netizen receives a phone call from ‘High Court’, shares scam experience online

Singapore — A netizen shared his experience regarding a scam on Facebook. He uploaded a video to the Facebook group Complaint Singapore after he recorded...

Family loses S$300 to scammers who said they “found” missing cat

Singapore—Losing a pet can be heartbreaking since our pets become like family to us. One family took to social media to find their beloved cat,...

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...
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