Scams in the news

27 Mar 2017

Construction worker falls for Facebook scam twice

Beware of this new scam. JOHOR BARU: A 43-year-old construction worker lost RM2,000 after twice falling prey to online scams promising sure wins in 4D draws.

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27 Mar 2017

Police warn of fraudulent charges to victims' phone bills

SINGAPORE: Several people got charges on their mobile phone bills for purchases they did not make after they befriended strangers on Facebook.

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24 Mar 2017

ICA warns of fake website phishing for user details

SINGAPORE - Beware of a fake Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website that is phishing for visitors' visa reference numbers and passport numbers.

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24 Mar 2017

Police warn of fake Singapore Police Force website

The police are alerting the public to a new version of the police officer impersonation scam, this time involving a fake Singapore Police Force website, which aims to collect credit card and banking information.

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22 Mar 2017

Credit-for-sex scam victims lost S$304,000 since start of 2017

SINGAPORE: There has been an increase in the number of credit-for-sex scam cases, with at least 53 such cases reported between Mar 1 and Mar 16, police said.

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17 Mar 2017

Beware of '0000' scam calls impersonating police officers: SPF

SINGAPORE: Be wary when receiving calls from numbers ending with "0000", police warned on Friday (Mar 17).

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08 Mar 2017

Scammers on WeChat cheat victims of more than S$70,000: Police

SINGAPORE: Scammers operating on messaging app WeChat cheated victims in Singapore of more than S$70,000, luring them with the promise of discounted gaming credits and attractive foreign currency exchange rates, police said on Tuesday (Mar 7).

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03 Mar 2017

Sellers of fake concert tickets get probation

Two tertiary students were each sentenced to 21 months' probation yesterday for cheating their victims in a scam involving fake Jay Chou concert tickets. Walden Lee Guo Quan and Ang Teck Wee, both 23, must also perform 180 hours of community service.

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