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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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24 May 2019

Police remind public to beware of car rental scams

The police yesterday reminded the public to beware of possible car rental scams during the coming Hari Raya festive period. Victims usually pay a deposit for rental vehicles after responding to advertisements.…...

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14 May 2019

Police warn of scams involving fake Lazada prizes, victims cheated of S$14,000

SINGAPORE: Police on Tuesday (May 14) warned of scams involving fake Lazada campaigns which offer prizes, saying victims have been cheated of at least S$14,000 in total. At least 14 such cases have been…...

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14 May 2019

Two Nigerians to be charged over Internet love scam

SINGAPORE: Two Nigerian men will be charged in court on Tuesday (May 14) for allegedly recruiting two Singaporean women for a transnational Internet love scam....

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10 May 2019

Channel 8: Frontline 前线追踪 (FY1920) - EP6

E-commerce scam is the most prevalent scam in Singapore. What are the most common scamming methods used by scammers. What can consumers do to protect themselves ? 电子商务骗案是本地最常见的骗案。骗子的常用伎俩有哪些?消费者怎么防范?...

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09 May 2019

Man arrested for scams involving Dyson products

SINGAPORE: A 25-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (May 7) for allegedly cheating customers into paying for Dyson products online.  The police said they received several reports in March and April…...

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07 May 2019

Student scammed into staging own kidnapping by fake China policeman, SPF investigating

SINGAPORE - A 15-year-old student was scammed into staging his own kidnapping on May 1, leading to his parents transferring 20,000 yuan (S$4,045) to a bank account in China. In a press statement  on…...

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07 May 2019

OCBC bank teller helps prevent $18,000 love scam

When a female customer told OCBC bank teller Phua Shi Ling she wanted to transfer $18,000 to a personal account, she immediately sensed something was wrong. The woman in her 60s said she was trying to…...

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06 May 2019

Police warn of scam involving fake China officials who planned staged kidnap

SINGAPORE: The police on Monday (May 6) warned of a scam involving fake China government officials who duped a family into paying ransom to secure their child's release....

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29 Apr 2019

Beware of scammers posing as Iras officers, asking you to pay outstanding taxes

SINGAPORE - The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) has put up an advisory warning the public about scam callers who pose as Iras officers. These scammers tell the victims that they must pay…...

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29 Apr 2019

Police investigate 12 for suspected involvement in e-commerce scams, commercial crime offences

SINGAPORE: The police are investigating 12 people for their suspected involvement in e-commerce scams and commercial crime-related offences, the authority said on Sunday (Apr 28). The seven men and five…...

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24 Apr 2019

Student loses entire savings of $22,500 to conmen impersonating Chinese officials

SINGAPORE - On April 10, 2018, a student from China living in Singapore received a phone call from a woman claiming to be from the Singapore Police Force (SPF), who said she was under suspicion of money…...

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22 Apr 2019

18-year-old arrested over concert ticket scams

An 18-year-old teenager has been arrested for his alleged involvement in at least 11 cases of e-commerce scams involving Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5 and Blackpink concert tickets. Victims had responded to the…...

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19 Apr 2019

Police warn of new type of e-commerce scam involving mobile phone purchases

SINGAPORE: A new type of e-commerce scam has emerged after more than two dozen reports were made by victims, the Singapore Police Force said on Friday (Apr 19). “Since November 2018, the police have…...

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18 Apr 2019

Jailed: Man scammed victims by selling hotel packages, Rolex watches on Carousell

Unaware that they were being scammed, his victims would browse his Carousell account and make payments for items such as hotel packages and Rolex watches. In just six months, between March and September,…...

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18 Apr 2019

22-year-old arrested over e-commerce scams involving Grab credits

SINGAPORE: A 22-year-old man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in several e-commerce scams, including those involving Grab credits....

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13 Apr 2019

OCBC staff lauded by police for thwarting fraud case

An employee of a local trading company received an e-mail last month, seemingly from her director, to transfer US$205,000 (S$277,300) to a business partner in Malaysia....

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12 Apr 2019

Message asking for temporary staff for 'election project' is fake, warns Elections Department

SINGAPORE - The Elections Department (ELD) has said that a message circulating on WhatsApp offering temporary work in a "general election project" and asking for personal details is not an official notice....

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12 Apr 2019

32 arrested over scams that cost victims more than S$1.5 million

SINGAPORE: Thirty-two suspects have been arrested over 39 cases of e-commerce scams and commercial-related offences, in which victims have lost more than S$1.5 million, police said on Thursday (Apr 11).…...

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06 Apr 2019

Two arrested for cheating victims in Singapore, Malaysia of at least S$237,000 in online love scams

SINGAPORE: A 30-year-old Nigerian man and a 26-year-old Malaysian woman were arrested in a Melaka apartment in connection with online love scams on both sides of the Causeway, the Singapore Police Force…...

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05 Apr 2019

Man scammed minutes after ignoring advisory on credit-for-sex scams

The police had physically handed him an advisory warning of credit-for-sex scams, but he ignored it and was scammed within minutes....

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04 Apr 2019

Police receive at least 90 reports of scams involving takeover of WhatsApp accounts

SINGAPORE: There were at least 90 reports of WhatsApp accounts being taken over by scammers since January, the police said on Thursday (Apr 4)....

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04 Apr 2019

Man arrested for online scams of more than $10,000

A 24-year-old man was arrested on Monday for his suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams amounting to more than $10,000....

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01 Apr 2019

Fifth suspect arrested after woman loses S$5.4 million in impersonation scam

SINGAPORE: A 21-year-old Malaysian suspect was arrested on Friday (Mar 29) for his involvement in a China officials  impersonation scam  that cheated a woman of about S$5.4 million....

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01 Apr 2019

You Can’t Scam Me: Toggle exclusive from Who’s Scamming Me? - Talking Point 2018

Find out what goes on behind the 165-Anti Fraud hotline and how it’s used to raise awareness about phone scams, among the local population....

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01 Apr 2019

Lessons From “Scam School”: Toggle exclusive from Who’s Scamming Me? - Talking Point 2018

In Taichung, Taiwanese Police busted a phone scam syndicate and made their most shocking discovery - Scam Schools ! Scammers from the around the region would flock to these schools to attend classes,…...

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01 Apr 2019

Talking Point 2018 - Who's Scamming Me (Part 2)

In the second part of a Talking Point Special on Phone Scams, host Diana Ser travels to Taiwan, in search of the masterminds behind the shady business. Her investigation will reveal the inner workings…...

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18 Mar 2019

Talking Point 2018: Who Is Scamming Me? (Part 1)

We've all had the call. Your phone rings. You answer and on the other end is a recorded voice. The caller ID is unknown and the recordings, vary. That's when you realise, it's a scam. Victims in Singapore…...

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13 Mar 2019

Teenager arrested for Twitter scams on BTS merchandise and beauty products

SINGAPORE: A teenager was arrested on Monday (Mar 11) for her suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams involving BTS merchandise and other products....

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13 Mar 2019

被冒充警员骗 一女子钱财遭卷走

冒充警员的诈骗案卷土重来, 一名女子银行里的钱财遭卷走。 警方今天发文告表示,最近一名公众报案,指她接到一通假冒刑事侦察局的诈骗电话。诈骗电话要求该名公众提供登陆银行账号的资料,包括可用来更新个人资料的一次性密码(OTP)。...

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06 Mar 2019

Woman scammed of $4,000 after she receives phishing text

When she received a text message from her "bank" last Thursday, Ms Kyan Tan did not suspect anything. It came from the same number that United Overseas Bank (UOB) had used to send her genuine one-time…...

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