Scams in the news

12 Feb 2018

Tan Tock Seng Hospital warns of cancer research fund donation scam

SINGAPORE: Tan Tock Seng Hospital has issued a warning about a scam involving donations to a hospital cancer research fund.

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09 Feb 2018

Online love scam syndicate busted by Singapore and Malaysian police

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Malaysian police have busted a cross-border love scam syndicate that is believed to have cheated its victims of more than S$240,000.

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07 Feb 2018

IRAS warns of scam callers requesting payment for 'outstanding taxes'

SINGAPORE: Got a call about "outstanding taxes" from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore's (IRAS)? It's a scam, IRAS warned on Wednesday (Feb 7).

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05 Feb 2018

Calls purportedly from IRAS

We have been alerted to some reports from members of the public that they have received suspicious calls from persons claiming to be IRAS officers, and asking them to pay their outstanding taxes immediately via an ATM bank transfer to an unknown account. The phone number displayed on the receiver’s phone is “6688867”.

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03 Feb 2018

Overall crime down but reports of molest on public transport up 60 per cent

Singapore-Police said there were areas of concern. Internet love scams saw a 29.9 percent increase to 825 cases last year, from 635 reported cases in 2016.

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29 Jan 2018

'Love scam victim' jailed 16 months for cheating employer and money laundering

She was trapped in a loveless marriage and sought the affection of a man whom she befriended online. But the man was only seeking to exploit the woman’s trust and instructed her to cheat her company.

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28 Jan 2018

Teenager masqueraded as woman in online sex scams

SINGAPORE: An 18-year-old has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of credit-for-sex scams in which he masqueraded as a woman online, the police said in a news release on Sunday (Jan 28).

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26 Jan 2018

China officials impersonation scam: Two Taiwanese men arrested

SINGAPORE: Two men suspected of impersonating China officials in a scam were arrested on Friday (Jan 26), police said in a news release.

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