Scams in the news

17 Jul 2017

Woman arrested for online scam involving USS tickets, staycation deals

SINGAPORE: A 20-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly cheating victims who wanted to buy tickets to Universal Studios Singapore (USS) and staycation packages at Hard Rock Hotel Sentosa.

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14 Jul 2017

Western Union employee foils scam

Despite being a newbie, a customer service officer suspected something was wrong when a man hesitantly approached her counter to make a money transfer last Thursday afternoon.

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11 Jul 2017

3 men arrested for credit-for-sex scams

SINGAPORE: Three men have been arrested for helping a foreign scam syndicate carry out credit-for-sex scams in Singapore, police said on Monday (Jul 10).

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05 Jul 2017

Beware of online concert ticket scams, say police

SINGAPORE: The police on Tuesday (Jul 4) reminded members of the public to be careful when buying concert tickets that are re-sold online, as there have been "numerous reports" of online purchase scams over the past two years.

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24 Jun 2017

Beware of phishing emails from fake courier companies: SingCERT

SINGAPORE: It may look like a legitimate email from "DHL Express", but click on the attachment and a malicious code would be downloaded onto the recipient's device, infecting it with malware.

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22 Jun 2017

Business email impersonation scams on the rise, police warn

SINGAPORE: Scams involving spoofed business email addresses are on the rise, with victims being deceived into transferring money to foreign bank accounts for business payments.

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17 Jun 2017

90 suspected scammers, money mules investigated over cases involving over S$1.1 million

SINGAPORE: A total of 90 people are being investigated for their suspected role in 286 cases of scams involving more that S$1.1 million, police said in a news release on Saturday (Jun 17).

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13 Jun 2017

40 victims in Singapore duped in PayPal scam

SINGAPORE: More than 40 people have been duped in a scam involving online payments system PayPal, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Tuesday (Jun 13).

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