Scams in the news

16 Nov 2017

Beware of fake police website asking for personal information

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police Force on Wednesday (Nov 15) warned members of the public of a fake police website that instructs victims to key in personal information such as their bank account details and passwords.

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13 Nov 2017

Woman arrested for allegedly cheating victims of more than S$200,000 in love scams

SINGAPORE: A 38-year-old woman has been arrested for her suspected involvement in several cases of online love scams, the police said in a news release on Monday (Nov 13).

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08 Nov 2017

Police nab man for online purchase scams

SINGAPORE: The police have arrested a 28-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of online purchase scams.

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06 Nov 2017

SIA warns of free first-class ticket scam, advises consumers to be careful with sharing personal data

SINGAPORE - Share a link with 20 friends and win free first-class Singapore Airlines (SIA) tickets - sounds too good to be true? It is. The scam, which has been circulating on messaging app WhatsApp over the weekend, is the latest involving websites that mimic the airline's branding and look.

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05 Nov 2017

Attempt to scam woman of S$31,000 foiled by remittance company

SINGAPORE: A staff member from Zhongguo Remittance stopped a scam victim from sending S$31,000 to an overseas account, police said on Sunday (Nov 5).

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31 Oct 2017

IKEA Singapore warns of scam messages offering free vouchers

SINGAPORE: IKEA Singapore is warning customers of messages circulating online and through messaging apps purportedly offering free vouchers from the Swedish furniture giant.

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26 Oct 2017

Police warn of increase in e-commerce, Internet love scams

The total number of e-commerce and Internet love scams increased by 26 per cent in the third quarter of 2017, prompting the police to issue a warning about the trend. The cautionary message comes after 900 cases of e-commerce scams and 349 cases of Internet love scams were recorded in the first six months of the year. More than $22 million was lost in the same period.

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25 Oct 2017

Singapore Customs warns of scam calls asking for payment from its fax number

SINGAPORE: Singapore Customs on Wednesday (Oct 25) warned of scam calls and text messages that instruct recipients to make payment for the release of an item purportedly held by the agency.

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