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Talking Point 2018: Who Is Scamming Me? (Part 2)

Follow Talking Point as it delves deep into the world of phone scams to uncover a web of criminal syndicates, spanning across Asia.

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27 Apr 2021

Resurgence of scam targeting bank customers who are told their accounts have been suspended: Police

SINGAPORE - A scam where customers receive an SMS message claiming that their bank accounts have been suspended has resurfaced here, the police said on Monday (April 26)....

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21 Apr 2021

More than $3.9 million lost to scammers posing as S'pore High Court, Interpol officers

SINGAPORE - More than $3.9 million was lost between January and April to a new type of scam, where con men pose as Singapore High Court or Interpol officials. Targeting English-speaking individuals, scammers…...

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21 Apr 2021

31 probed over China officials impersonation scams, victims in S'pore lost more than $6.9 million

SINGAPORE - The police are investigating 31 people involved in China officials impersonation scams that caused victims to lose more than $6.9 million. The police said in a statement on Wednesday (April…...

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17 Apr 2021

Couple in S'pore arrested for allegedly scamming delivery staff by pretending to be customers

A couple in Singapore has been arrested for their suspected involvement in a series of cheating cases....

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17 Apr 2021

2 crabs for $9.90? Man loses over $18,000 after falling for scam

The man came across the deal on Instagram on Wednesday (April 14),  he told Lianhe Wanbao . The ad claimed that for just $9.90, customers would receive two crabs with free express delivery, and tacked…...

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13 Apr 2021

New scam targets delivery personnel from parcel and food delivery companies in S'pore

SINGAPORE - Police have uncovered a new scam in which delivery personnel from parcel and food delivery companies are the targets. Under this scam variant, the victims would first receive a cash-on-delivery…...

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13 Apr 2021

Police warn of new scam targeting delivery personnel

SINGAPORE: The police on Tuesday (Apr 13) warned of a new scam targeting delivery personnel from parcel and food delivery companies. In this new method, the victims would first receive a cash-on-delivery…...

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11 Apr 2021

Police arrest 329 suspected scammers, money mules in 2-week operation; scam victims lost $9.3m

SINGAPORE: Police arrested a total of 329 suspected scammers and money mules in a two-week operation that ended on Friday (Apr 9)....

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09 Apr 2021

Police warn public against unknowingly becoming money mules through scam job advertisements

SINGAPORE: The police on Thursday (Apr 8) warned that people could be unknowingly used as money mules in a new trend of scams advertising jobs with high hourly salaries....

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03 Apr 2021

NCPC anti-scam hotline officer shares how S$6,000 full sum was successfully recovered after scam was reported

An admin staff from a Singaporean IT company transferred S$6,000 to an unknown bank account, under the illusion that he was liaising with the authorised supplier for their company....

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22 Mar 2021

Fake police report used by scammers selling electronic gadgets on Carousell

SINGAPORE - The police on Friday (March 19) warned consumers about e-commerce scams involving the sale of electronic gadgets on Carousell where the scammer allegedly claims to offer retail services verified…...

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11 Mar 2021

Woman jailed for misappropriating S$1.3 million from companies after 'falling in love' with scammer

SINGAPORE: Over three months, an accounts manager with access to the bank accounts of two companies misappropriated S$1.3 million that she transferred to a man known only as "Benjamin", whom she had fallen…...

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07 Mar 2021

SPF warns of scammers who take over your friends' WhatsApp accounts to scam you

These scammers have gained access to victims' WhatApp accounts after obtaining the six-digit verification code either from the victims directly or through the victims' voicemail accounts, SPF said....

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05 Mar 2021

How can we keep our helpers safe from love scams?

Foreign domestic workers look after our families but we sometimes forget that they need care and companionship too. This makes them vulnerable to love scams that can cause them to make bad, even criminal…...

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