Scams in the news

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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13 Apr 2017

Beware of scam callers impersonating immigration officers: ICA

SINGAPORE: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Thursday (Apr 13) warned the public of a phone scam by callers impersonating ICA officers asking for money to be transferred.

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11 Apr 2017

Teens arrested for allegedly pretending to be police officers

SINGAPORE: Two teenagers - aged 17 and 18 - who are suspected of impersonating police have been arrested.

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30 Mar 2017

81 arrested for scams totalling more than S$1.4m

SINGAPORE: A total of 81 people have been rounded up by police for their suspected involvement in 244 cases of scams involving more than S$1.4 million.

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29 Mar 2017

Two men arrested for Coldplay concert tickets scam

SINGAPORE: Two men were arrested on suspicion that they scammed victims by touting Coldplay concert tickets, police said on Wednesday (Mar 29).

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29 Mar 2017

Trio arrested for police officer impersonation scam

SINGAPORE: Three men, aged between 20 and 44, have been arrested for suspected involvement in scams where they impersonated police officers.

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27 Mar 2017

Construction worker falls for Facebook scam twice

Beware of this new scam. JOHOR BARU: A 43-year-old construction worker lost RM2,000 after twice falling prey to online scams promising sure wins in 4D draws.

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