Scams in the news

20 Sep 2017

Three remittance staff commended for foiling impersonation scams

SINGAPORE: A 75-year-old woman would have lost 90 per cent of her savings to a scam, had it not been for two quick-thinking staff of a remittance company at People’s Park Complex.

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12 Sep 2017

IRAS warns public about email scam on tax refunds

SINGAPORE: An email on tax refunds purportedly sent by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is a scam, and may contain a computer virus, the tax authority said on Tuesday (Sep 12).

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07 Sep 2017

OCBC staff commended for preventing Internet love scam

SINGAPORE: It was business as usual at OCBC's Tampines branch on Aug 30 until a 55-year-old man walked in, wanting to send S$17,100 overseas.

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02 Sep 2017

30 duped in online hotel scams this year

At least 30 people have fallen prey to online hotel booking scams this year, with many more cheated out of concert and attraction tickets bought off the Internet, the police said yesterday.

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28 Aug 2017

More fall prey to Internet love scams, despite dip in crime: Police

Singapore: There were 349 cases of online love scams in the first half of the year, up 26 per cent from 277 cases in the same period last year, police said in a report of mid-year crime figures.

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28 Aug 2017

Love and email scams, molest cases on uptick amid overall dip in crime

SINGAPORE — Internet love scams and email impersonation scams racked up “significant increases” in the first half of this year, amid an overall decrease in crime cases, the police said on Monday (Aug 28).

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26 Aug 2017

Beware of emails, calls claiming Singapore Airlines is giving away free tickets: SIA

SINGAPORE: Beware of emails claiming that Singapore Airlines (SIA) is giving away free tickets in celebration of its 70th anniversary.

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18 Aug 2017

Scammers impersonating Government officials to obtain SingPass info: Police

SINGAPORE: The police have been seeing more reports of scammers impersonating Government officials to obtain SingPass credentials of members of the public, they said on Friday (Aug 18).

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