Scams in the news

17 Aug 2017

Phone scammers now pretending to be telco staff: Singapore Police

Members of the public were told that a mobile phone number registered under their names had been used for illicit activities before an operator asked for their personal information, the police said.

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11 Aug 2017

Be wary of digital token investments: Police, MAS

SINGAPORE — Consumers should be wary of investments associated with virtual currency such as Bitcoin or digital tokens, warned the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) of the Singapore Police Force and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in a joint advisory that was issued yesterday.

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09 Aug 2017

Two arrested for impersonating foreign police officer, scamming victims of S$100,000

SINGAPORE: Two Taiwanese men, aged 23 and 25, were arrested for their part in a scam involving the impersonation of a foreign police officer, the police said on Wednesday (Aug 9).

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31 Jul 2017

25-year-old suspect arrested for role in police impersonation scam

SINGAPORE: A 25-year-old Taiwanese woman has been arrested in connection with a police impersonation scam.

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17 Jul 2017

Woman arrested for online scam involving USS tickets, staycation deals

SINGAPORE: A 20-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly cheating victims who wanted to buy tickets to Universal Studios Singapore (USS) and staycation packages at Hard Rock Hotel Sentosa.

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14 Jul 2017

Western Union employee foils scam

Despite being a newbie, a customer service officer suspected something was wrong when a man hesitantly approached her counter to make a money transfer last Thursday afternoon.

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11 Jul 2017

3 men arrested for credit-for-sex scams

SINGAPORE: Three men have been arrested for helping a foreign scam syndicate carry out credit-for-sex scams in Singapore, police said on Monday (Jul 10).

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05 Jul 2017

Beware of online concert ticket scams, say police

SINGAPORE: The police on Tuesday (Jul 4) reminded members of the public to be careful when buying concert tickets that are re-sold online, as there have been "numerous reports" of online purchase scams over the past two years.

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