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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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19 Jul 2019

Police warn about scam targeting iPhone users

SINGAPORE: The police on Friday (Jul 19) warned members of the public about a scam targeting iPhone users....

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19 Jul 2019

Police warn of cold callers targeting investors of failed gold trading companies

SINGAPORE: People who had invested in failed gold trading companies are now being targeted by cold callers claiming to be from litigation companies, police warned on Friday (Jul 19). The callers would…...

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12 Jul 2019

Think you’ll never be a scam victim? Chances are you’re more likely to fall for one

SINGAPORE — Your match on an online dating app checks all your boxes for an ideal partner. She calls frequently, sends you photos, keeps you engaged and, in some instances, even gets her children to…...

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08 Jul 2019

假警察拨电要提款卡资料 警方呼吁公众防范

有不法之徒冒充刑事侦查局人员拨电话行骗,要求受害人提供提款卡资料,警方呼吁公众采取防范措施,避免成为受害者。...

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06 Jul 2019

Police warn about scammer impersonating CID officer

SINGAPORE: The police have alerted the public to a scam in which a caller impersonates a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer on the phone.  A member of the public had received a phone call…...

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03 Jul 2019

假冒中国公安诈骗案卷土重来 被骗金额超过480万元

假冒中国公安诈骗的案件有卷土重来的趋势,今年头四个月有65人上当,被骗金额超过480万元。 其中22起案件的受害人被要求通过比特币交易机汇款,损失超过4万8千元。警方说,骗子利用这个方法收取骗款的案件有所增加,呼吁公众提高警惕。...

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02 Jul 2019

Fake Chinese officials scam on the rise; victims cheated of S$4.8m in 4 months: Police

SINGAPORE: There has been a re-emergence of the China officials impersonation scam this year, with victims cheated of at least S$4.8 million in 65 cases between January and April, police said in a news…...

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01 Jul 2019

诈骗电话冒充移民局 公众受促警惕

近期有公众接到冒充移民与关卡局的诈骗电话,移民局呼吁大家采取防范措施,以免上当。...

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27 Jun 2019

Beware mobile phone and gadget scams: Police

Eager to get your hands on a new mobile phone or electronic gadget? Do not be too hasty when you see enticing online advertisements. There have been at least 445 reports of e-commerce scams between January…...

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25 Jun 2019

Police warn of scam messages threatening to set victims' premises on fire

SINGAPORE: Police issued a news release on Tuesday (Jun 25) alerting members of the public to a "new variant of scams", which involves victims receiving Short Message Service (SMS) messages threatening…...

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21 Jun 2019

面簿玩IQ测试 “利滚利”被索费 男子怒报警

有读者日前就在面簿看到IQ测试,好奇点击进去,没想到完成测试后,对方竟发电邮追讨费用,吓得他报警处理。他自嘲地说,本来还想看看自己有多聪明,没想到误坠圈套……...

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20 Jun 2019

Cyber threats down, but online crime rising

While the number of cyber threats detected here fell last year, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) expects these threats to become more targeted and deceptive....

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19 Jun 2019

Beware of phone scammer claiming to be from ministry: MFA

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) warned on Tuesday (Jun 18) that a scammer claiming to be from the ministry has been calling people and asking them to log on to a certain website to make…...

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14 Jun 2019

Close to a third of Singaporeans scammed or nearly scammed when booking a holiday online: Survey

The firm also found that the top holiday destinations for Singaporeans which hackers are targeting through malicious sites include: Taipei, Taiwan London, United Kingdom Bali, Indonesia Hong Kong Tokyo,…...

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14 Jun 2019

Man advertised sexual services online as a woman and used victims' nude photos to extort $6,000

SINGAPORE - Posing as a woman, national serviceman Ramlan Abu advertised sexual services online and used his victims' nude photos to extort a total of $6,000 from them....

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13 Jun 2019

Online crime-busters recognised for fight against e-commerce scams

... In fact, many of these “smart” online scammers would already expect to be caught eventually and are prepared. “They all have a story to tell … to make themselves appear as victims too,” the 33-year-old…...

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01 Jun 2019

Don't panic, believe or give: Police warn of scam SMSes claiming 'kidnap' of loved ones

SINGAPORE - "I KIDNAPPED YOUR DAUGHTER/SON, CALL ME NOW BEFORE I KILL HER...PREPARE A RANSOM OF 10K NOW!!!!!" What should you do if you received such a text message?...

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31 May 2019

Police warn of e-commerce scams involving hotel room bookings, attraction tickets

SINGAPORE — More than 112 e-commerce scams, involving hotel room bookings and attraction tickets, have been reported to the police in the first four months of this year....

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30 May 2019

国外出现盗WhatsApp账号新招 警方吁提高警惕

国外出现盗取他人 WhatsApp 账号的新招数。最近有不法之徒以截屏方式在聊天群组诱导他人提供WhatsApp验证码,过后盗取账号,本地警方呼吁公众提高警惕以免上当。...

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30 May 2019

女教师上网骗财 反被骗个精光

骗人反被骗!63岁英文女教师上网“寻爱”,遇到“梦中情人”后布局称自己遭抢劫图骗对方的钱,岂料对方也是骗子,将5万元贼赃交托她后,她私吞赃款又连遇两骗子失个精光。...

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30 May 2019

Love scam money mule pockets $50k instead of passing it on

A part-time English teacher met a man online, who convinced her to allow $50,030 to be deposited into her bank account....

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29 May 2019

Police warn against scammers alerting WhatsApp users to account takeover scams

They (Scammers) would then post a fake screenshot of a WhatsApp account verification code request in a chat group that the victim was in, under the pretence of alerting the members of the group to WhatsApp…...

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29 May 2019

Male suspect arrested for cheating another man of S$70,000 in online love scam

SINGAPORE: A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly cheating another man of more than S$70,000 in an Internet love scam, said the police on Monday (May 27)....

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28 May 2019

Billionaire Peter Lim makes police report over bitcoin scam ads claiming he endorses 'wealth loophole'

Local tycoon Peter Lim has made a fresh police report after an advertisement of him allegedly promoting bitcoin investments resurfaced online recently....

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28 May 2019

More than 98 reports of concert, event ticket e-commerce scams since January

SINGAPORE: More than 98 reports of e-commerce scams involving concert and event tickets were received from January to April this year, said police on Monday (May 27)....

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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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