Scams in the news

10 Aug 2018

Beware of online ticket scams, police warn ahead of K-pop concerts

SINGAPORE: Police on Friday (Aug 10) reminded members of the public to be wary of online offers of cheap concert tickets, ahead of gigs by K-pop groups iKON and WINNER.

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10 Aug 2018

Concert-goers paid for JJ Lin tickets but got sheets of paper instead

After paying several hundred dollars for what they thought were category one JJ Lin concert tickets, all they got were blank pieces of paper or empty envelopes.

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08 Aug 2018

TWC2 files police report over scammers impersonating staff

SINGAPORE: Scammers pretending to be staff and volunteers from non-profit organisation Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) have been soliciting door-to-door donations from tenants at Golden Mile Complex, where its office is located.

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06 Aug 2018

Cases of investment scams doubled over 2015 to 2017 due to rise of unregulated online platforms

SINGAPORE: There has been an increase in the number of investment scams reported in Singapore, doubling from about 200 to more than 400 cases annually from 2015 to 2017, due to the emergence of unregulated online platforms.

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05 Aug 2018

Police haul up 55 suspects for scams involving more than S$1.8m

SINGAPORE: Police hauled up 55 suspects after a five-day operation against various scams involving transactions worth more than S$1.8 million.

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01 Aug 2018

Beware of fake SMS, calls, emails on GST Voucher cash payouts: MOF

SINGAPORE: Eligible Singaporeans who will receive their 2018 GST Voucher (GSTV) cash payouts this month should be wary of receiving fake SMSes, calls or emails regarding the payment.

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01 Aug 2018

Beware of phishing SMS, Facebook ads targeting DBS customers: DBS Bank

SINGAPORE - DBS Bank issued a warning last Thursday (July 26), which was updated on Tuesday, alerting customers to a phishing SMS message and a misleading advertisement appearing on Facebook.

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27 Jul 2018

14 people helping cops investigate crimes involving more than $338k

ight men and six women are assisting in police investigations into various scams and commercial crimes involving more than $338,000.

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