Loan Scam

WHAT IS A Loan Scam?

SMSes or WhatsApp messages are sent offering loans and loan services to random users. The scammers may claim to be staff from a licensed moneylender. Interested parties are instructed to transfer money as a deposit before the loan can be disbursed. After making the transfer, victims find that the scammers are no longer contactable. As part of these scams, the scammers may ask for personal information like NRIC and contact numbers, Singpass details and bank account numbers. When handed over, the information is used to harass or threaten victims for payment.

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  • Ads that reach out to you through social media, SMS or messaging apps or even cold calls
  • Fake business websites might be created to convince you that they are legitimate
  • Instant, fuss-free loan approvals
  • Requests for fees

What you should look out for

  • Ads that reach out to you through social media, SMS or messaging apps or even cold calls
  • Fake business websites might be created to convince you that they are legitimate
  • Instant, fuss-free loan approvals
  • Requests for fees

What you should do

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04 Apr 2021

I lost over $6k to loan scam

Incident took place after searching online and applying interest in getting a legit loan for investment. Contact personnel was via whatsapp and seemed legit but after transferring some "processing" fees,…...

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I lost $4,700 to loan scam

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22 Mar 2021

I lost $6k to Loan scam

I saw this company on internet. They claim can get approved within 1hour so i chose it, after i apply loan on website they reply me by whatapps say need my personal details. After all this they (admin)…...

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Beware of fake moneylenders online

I was looking for a loan on the internet and I found A money lender that seemed to be genuine, I enquired, and they offered good rate, so I agreed, they kept making me pay this fees and that fees, And…...

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