Scams in the news

13 Oct 2018

3 nabbed for duping man of $1.72m, largest amount lost in China officials impersonation scam this year

SINGAPORE - Three Taiwanese men were arrested on Friday (Oct 12) for their suspected involvement in a China officials impersonation scam in which a victim was cheated of $1.72 million.

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09 Oct 2018

Finance Ministry warns of sham SG Bonus notifications

SINGAPORE: As Singaporeans prepare to receive their SG Bonus by December, the Ministry of Finance cautioned the public on Tuesday (Oct 9) in a Facebook post to be wary of fake texts, emails or calls informing them about their payouts.

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06 Oct 2018

Beware of fraudulent emails impersonating MAS, authority warns

SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) warned on Saturday (Oct 6) against responding to fraudulent emails purportedly sent from @mas.gov.sg accounts, which request recipients to click on links or open attachments that contain malware.

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02 Oct 2018

Beware of SMS claiming to 'unlock' bank accounts: Police

SINGAPORE: Several bank customers have been cheated into providing their Internet banking details on phishing websites after responding to SMS texts purportedly sent out by banks to "unlock" their accounts, said police in an advisory on Tuesday (Oct 2).

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25 Sep 2018

Beware of Fake ICA Visa Application Website

It has come to our attention that there is a fake Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website [http://mom-sg-gov.ml] that looks identical to the ICA visa application webpage and is phishing for visitors’ visa reference numbers and travel document numbers.

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24 Sep 2018

Capital 95.8 Radio Programme: Internet Love Scam

This short Mandarin radio program focuses on online love fraud, through real-life cases to understand fraud, listeners must be vigilant, do not fall into the trap of love liar!

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24 Sep 2018

Police warn of concert ticket scams ahead of high-profile gigs

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police Force (SPF) warned the public to be wary of online purchase scams involving the sale of concert tickets.

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23 Sep 2018

PM Lee Hsien Loong warns against online scam using his name to solicit bitcoin investments

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has warned the public not to be cheated by a website using his name to solicit bitcoin investments.

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