Scams in the news

13 Dec 2017

Victims lost at least S$16,000 in fraudulent purchase scam

SINGAPORE: Police said on Wednesday (Dec 13) that a scam where fraudulent purchases are charged to mobile phone bills have cost their victims at least S$16,000 for far this year.

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09 Dec 2017

101 suspects arrested for scams involving more than S$1.2m

SINGAPORE: Forty-eight men and 53 women are being investigated for their suspected involvement in 314 scam cases involving more than S$1.2 million, said the police on Friday (Dec 8).

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07 Dec 2017

Police warn of re-emergence of phone impersonation scams

SINGAPORE: The police have issued an advisory to remind the public to be wary of receiving calls from unknown parties, citing a re-emergence of phone impersonation scams.

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30 Nov 2017

People are falling victim to scams involving fake Apple websites: Police

Over the span of just a couple of months, the Singapore Police Force received more than 20 reports of people being cheated by phishing websites disguised as the Apple or iTunes websites, leading to monetary losses.

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27 Nov 2017

Singapore housewife loses $51k to fake Airbnb site

She falls victim to fraudulent site for 'seven-month stay in Paris'

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27 Nov 2017

2 men cheated of about S$1,000 in 'iCloud scams'

SINGAPORE: The police have advised members of the public to beware of 'iCloud scams' after two men were cheated of RMB 5,200 (S$1,059).

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24 Nov 2017

Police warn public to guard against theft, online scams during festive season

SINGAPORE: The police have warned members of the public to be vigilant against theft and e-commerce scams, which they said tend to increase in the last quarter of the year.

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16 Nov 2017

Beware of fake police website asking for personal information

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police Force on Wednesday (Nov 15) warned members of the public of a fake police website that instructs victims to key in personal information such as their bank account details and passwords.

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