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Scam Alert Advisor | 18 Feb 2019
At least $1mil lost to Facebook Impersonation Scam
Between January 2018 to January 2019, at least 42 reports of Facebook impersonation scams were received. The total amount cheated was at least S$1 million.
In such cases, the victims were contacted via compromised Facebook accounts belonging to their friends, introducing the victims to various types of grants. The victims were then informed that to receive the grant, they had to provide their personal details, as well as transfer money to bank accounts or remit overseas. The victims eventually realised that they were cheated after verifying with their actual Facebook friends.
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