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More than 200 reports of concert, event ticket e-commerce scams in 2018

More than 200 reports of e-commerce scams involving sales of concert and event tickets were received in 2018, the police said on Tuesday (Jan 15). 

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16 Jan 2019

More than 200 reports of concert, event ticket e-commerce scams in 2018

SINGAPORE: More than 200 reports of e-commerce scams involving sales of concert and event tickets were received in 2018, the police said on Tuesday (Jan 15)....

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13 Jan 2019

Singapore Airlines warns of phishing website offering free air tickets

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Sunday (Jan 13) warned customers against falling victim to a website claiming to be from the airline and promising free air tickets....

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11 Jan 2019

At least 10 reports of scams involving takeover of WhatsApp accounts in January: Police

SINGAPORE: There were at least 10 reports of WhatsApp accounts being taken over by scammers in January, police said in a media release on Friday (Jan 11)....

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07 Jan 2019

Third suspect nabbed over impersonation scam in which woman lost S$5.4 million

SINGAPORE: A third suspect has been arrested for a 2017 China officials impersonation scam that saw a woman lose about S$5.4 million, the police said on Thursday (Jan 3)....

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02 Jan 2019

Police warn of email extortion scams

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police Force has warned the public about scams involving extortion through email....

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02 Jan 2019

70 police reports on email extortion scams made since September: Police

SINGAPORE: About 70 police reports have been made since September by victims who were blackmailed by scammers claiming they had screenshots of them watching porn, police said....

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27 Dec 2018

Victims cheated of S$74,000 in phone scams, man jailed 2.5 years for role in operations

SINGAPORE — A Taiwanese man came to Singapore in December last year to grab a “money-making opportunity” offered by an online gaming acquaintance, and ended up becoming a middleman in a series of impersonation…...

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22 Dec 2018

Scammers posing as Google, Apple staff cheated victims of more than S$15,000 in 1 week

SINGAPORE: Scammers posing as employees from Google and Apple cheated multiple victims of at least S$15,700 between Dec 13 and 20, the police said on Saturday (Dec 22)....

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15 Dec 2018

Police investigating 22 suspects for scams, forgery involving more than S$200,000

SINGAPORE: The police are investigating 22 people for e-commerce scams and commercial crimes where victims were cheated of more than S$200,000....

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13 Dec 2018

Watsons warns public of phishing scam

In one instance, a man received a text message claiming he had won a prize in a Watsons lucky draw....

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10 Dec 2018

3 men charged over timeshare recovery scam involving S$200,000

SINGAPORE: Three men were charged on Friday (Dec 7) for their alleged involvement in a scam, where victims were cheated into believing that the suspects could help them terminate or recover money from…...

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09 Dec 2018

Business email impersonation scams on the rise

The first nine months of the year saw scammers make away with close to S$40 million, with one case involving a whopping S$5.5 million. Ahmad Khan explains the scammers' modus operandi and how businesses…...

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07 Dec 2018

7 cheated of S$78,000 in Bitcoin investment scam: Police

SINGAPORE: Seven victims were cheated of about S$78,000 in Bitcoin investment scams between September and November, police said on Wednesday (Dec 5)....

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04 Dec 2018

13 cheated of S$366,000 in 4D lottery scams: Police

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police Force received 13 reports of lottery scams between January and October where victims were cheated of about S$366,000 in total, it said in a news release on Monday (Dec…...

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29 Nov 2018

Man arrested for online scams involving gaming consoles, puppies for adoption

SINGAPORE: A 22-year-old man was arrested at Woodlands Drive on Wednesday (Nov 28) for his suspected involvement in a series of cheating cases involving at least S$1,400....

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24 Nov 2018

Elderly in Toa Payoh help police in anti-scam campaign

Amid a rise in the number of seniors falling prey to loan scams, some elderly residents in Toa Payoh have teamed up with the police to educated their peers against such scams....

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23 Nov 2018

More than 50 DBS customers fell for phishing SMSes in last two months.

SINGAPORE: The police and DBS Bank warned on Thursday (Nov 22) of a resurgence in phishing SMSes purportedly sent by DBS or POSB. In the last two months, more than 50 people have reported falling victim…...

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22 Nov 2018

Bank phishing scams: How to protect yourself

SINGAPORE: Phishing scams targeting bank customers have become more common, with the police having issued several advisories over the past year....

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14 Nov 2018

Man arrested for scam involving Bruno Mars concert, Universal Studios tickets

SINGAPORE: A 19-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (Nov 13) for his suspected involvement in a series of online scams involving the purported sale of Bruno Mars concert tickets and Universal Studios…...

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10 Nov 2018

Don't get scammed while shopping online on Singles' Day, Black Friday: Police, SingCERT

SINGAPORE - Those hoping to have an online shopping spree on Black Friday and Singles' Day should be careful not to get scammed, the authorities have warned....

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10 Nov 2018

Stay vigilant against scams and outrage of modesty in coming festive period: Police

SINGAPORE - Victims of loan scams lost $1.4 millionin the first nine months of 2018, almost three times the $566,000 such victims lost for the whole of 2017....

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30 Oct 2018

Received email claiming you got caught watching porn and demanding payment? Don't fall for this scam

You might have gotten an email about how you have been caught on camera watching pornographic materials online, and to pay up if you do not want incriminating images of yourselves sent to your contact…...

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30 Oct 2018

Man arrested for scamming victims $37,000 after not delivering on Apple product purchases

SINGAPORE - A 36-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (Oct 30) for his suspected role in a series of cheating cases involving $37,260 worth of Apple products....

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28 Oct 2018

Police warn of email extortion scams

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police Force has warned the public about scams involving extortion through email....

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24 Oct 2018

Poly student loses almost $50,000 in kidnapping scam

A man, 22, had almost $50,000 transferred out of his bank account without his knowledge after falling for a kidnapping scam....

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23 Oct 2018

Man loses S$49,500 from bank account in phishing scam

SINGAPORE: A 22-year-old man had S$49,500 transferred from his bank account without his consent due to a phishing scam, police said on Wednesday (Oct 24) in a news release....

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12 Oct 2018

3 nabbed for duping man of $1.72m, largest amount lost in China officials impersonation scam this year

SINGAPORE - Three Taiwanese men were arrested on Friday (Oct 12) for their suspected involvement in a China officials impersonation scam in which a victim was cheated of $1.72 million....

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08 Oct 2018

Finance Ministry warns of sham SG Bonus notifications

SINGAPORE: As Singaporeans prepare to receive their SG Bonus by December, the Ministry of Finance cautioned the public on Tuesday (Oct 9) in a Facebook post to be wary of fake texts, emails or calls informing…...

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05 Oct 2018

Beware of fraudulent emails impersonating MAS, authority warns

SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) warned on Saturday (Oct 6) against responding to fraudulent emails purportedly sent from @mas.gov.sg accounts, which request recipients to click on…...

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01 Oct 2018

Beware of SMS claiming to 'unlock' bank accounts: Police

SINGAPORE: Several bank customers have been cheated into providing their Internet banking details on phishing websites after responding to SMS texts purportedly sent out by banks to "unlock" their accounts,…...

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