Scams in the news

24 Jun 2017

Beware of phishing emails from fake courier companies: SingCERT

SINGAPORE: It may look like a legitimate email from "DHL Express", but click on the attachment and a malicious code would be downloaded onto the recipient's device, infecting it with malware.

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22 Jun 2017

Business email impersonation scams on the rise, police warn

SINGAPORE: Scams involving spoofed business email addresses are on the rise, with victims being deceived into transferring money to foreign bank accounts for business payments.

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17 Jun 2017

90 suspected scammers, money mules investigated over cases involving over S$1.1 million

SINGAPORE: A total of 90 people are being investigated for their suspected role in 286 cases of scams involving more that S$1.1 million, police said in a news release on Saturday (Jun 17).

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13 Jun 2017

40 victims in Singapore duped in PayPal scam

SINGAPORE: More than 40 people have been duped in a scam involving online payments system PayPal, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Tuesday (Jun 13).

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02 Jun 2017

Police warn of new scam involving fake SPF website

SINGAPORE: The police are warning the public about a fake Singapore Police Force (SPF) website through which victims are tricked into providing confidential information such as credit card details.

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25 May 2017

Singapore Airlines warns of phishing scam offering free air tickets

SINGAPORE: National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) has warned that scammers pretending to be its employees are calling and emailing members of the public to phish for personal information.

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11 May 2017

Five years’ jail, fine for ex-company director over work-pass scam

SINGAPORE — A former director of a construction-related firm was sentenced to five years’ jail and fined S$144,000 yesterday for conspiring with others to obtain work passes for foreign workers using shell companies that were not operating.

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07 May 2017

Singapore Customs warns public about emails impersonating officers

SINGAPORE: Singapore Customs has warned the public to be wary of e-mails claiming to have been sent by its officers asking for personal information.

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