Scams in the news

16 Jun 2018

Police issue advisory over kidnap scams involving foreign students

SINGAPORE: The police issued an advisory on Saturday (Jun 16) over a recent spate of kidnap scams, after receiving at least three such reports over two days from the parents and guardians of Chinese national students in Singapore.

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06 Jun 2018

Woman, 40, arrested over airline tickets scam

SINGAPORE: The police have arrested a 40-year-old woman who is suspected of cheating several individuals over the sale of discounted airline tickets.

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06 Jun 2018

Two men charged for alleged role in China officials impersonation scams

SINGAPORE: Two Malaysian men were on Wednesday (Jun 6) charged in court for their alleged involvement in a series of China officials impersonation scams.

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05 Jun 2018

老汉坠假警集团圈套 三周后接真警通知惊悉65万泡汤

遭假冒警察诈骗集团骗走65万的82岁老汉,今早(6月5日)受访时揭露,他是在被骗三周后接到本地警方的通知,到银行查看户头时,才发现自己的血汗钱不翼而飞,震惊不已,立即报警。

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04 Jun 2018

SIA Scam: Advisory on emails, phone calls and phishing websites

It has come to our attention that there are emails and phone calls that claim to be from Singapore Airlines, which inform recipients that they have been selected for a draw, have won air tickets, or are eligible for a refund or contest, before proceeding to request for their personal data. To appear more authentic, such callers are also able to modify their caller ID to imitate our official telephone numbers.

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24 May 2018

Fintech firm, cops help victims get money back

The tactic is a familiar one. The victim receives a call from the scammer posing as a law enforcement officer, saying that the victim is involved in illegal activity overseas.

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19 May 2018

Phone Impersonation Scams

The Police are aware that some members of the public have received phone calls that were purportedly made by officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF).

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16 May 2018

Man arrested after woman loses S$5.4m in China officials impersonation scam

SINGAPORE: A 31-year-old Malaysian man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a China officials impersonation scam, the Singapore Police Force said in a news release on Tuesday (May 15).

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