Scams in the news

18 Apr 2018

Singapore police warn of scam involving hacked WhatsApp accounts

SINGAPORE: The police have received reports of WhatsApp accounts being taken over by scammers, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said in a news release on Wednesday (Apr 18).

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17 Apr 2018

ICA issues warning over fake website, files police report

SINGAPORE: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) warned on Tuesday (Apr 17) of a fake ICA website that is phishing for visitors’ visa and passport numbers.

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05 Apr 2018

Woman loses S$300,000 to scammers running fake police website

SINGAPORE: A 60-year-old woman fell prey to an impersonation scam involving the use of a fake Singapore Police Force (SPF) website, and reported losing S$300,000 to the scheme, the police said on Thursday (Apr 5).

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02 Apr 2018

Beware of scam callers impersonating anti-corruption officials: Police

SINGAPORE: Police on Monday (Apr 2) warned the public of phone scams by callers impersonating government officials.

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31 Mar 2018

Police arrest 14-year-old for series of online scams

SINGAPORE: A 14-year-old has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of cheating cases, Police said on Saturday (Mar 31).

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26 Mar 2018

Internet love scams: ‘I got carried away with his words’ says victim as police strengthen task force

SINGAPORE: Freelance artiste Rosie (not her real name), 70, had been booked for a number of singing and acting gigs, and she wasn’t shy posting about it on Facebook. So when someone she described as a young, good-looking man sent her a friend request on Facebook early last year, she didn’t think twice about accepting.

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23 Mar 2018

100 suspected scammers, money mules under police investigation after 3-day operation

SINGAPORE: A total of 100 people suspected of being involved in various scams are under police investigation following a three-day islandwide operation, police said in a news release on Friday (Mar 23).

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19 Mar 2018

Singapore Airlines warns customers against scam that claims recipients have won air tickets

SINGAPORE - Another round of scams targeting Singapore Airlines (SIA) customers has proliferated online, with the airline putting up an advisory warning customers.

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